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How does the immune system fight rabies

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bharathi Vayuvegula
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Rabies: This is a very serious illness and can be fatal. Immune system cannot fight . That is why anti- Rabies Vaccine is administered.

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Per usa's cdc recs, after receiving the primary 4 dose set of vaccinations, persons in the continuous risk category should be tested every 6 months an... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depend on the pet: Many pets have such a low instance of having rabies that rabies prophylaxis is not indicated. If the pet has a significant chance of having rabies the... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
It depends: If the animal is immunized against rabies or you know otherwise the animal is almost certainly not infected, it is appropriate to forego the immunizat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: It is not recommended to get treatment/prevention for rabies after being bitten by a cat.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely/who knows: The immune system functions in parallel & separately from the other metabolic systems of the body. I do not know anyone who has studied the specif... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
MINIMAL: The primary series is considered protective for at least 2 years .Those in trades with regular exposure are advised to check titers or get a booster a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: If you have completed a primary series of the rabies vaccine it should provide protection for 2 years from the date of completion. Some will benefit f... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Before reaching: Rabies moves along nerves from the inoculation site back to the brain. The bottom line is that if you have been exposed, you take the immunizations, h... Read More

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