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how does the immune system fight rabies

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bharathi Vayuvegula
26 years experience Pediatrics
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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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
17 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is not recommended to get treatment/prevention for rabies after being bitten by a cat.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Assuming you also received the vaccine, then immune globulin would not be given again.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly fatal: Rabies is fatal. If you get it, you will die. There is little to know treatment. Once you have been exposed, you have a about 6 weeks before you get t ... Read More

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