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A 18-year-old male asked:

5 years ago, i got bitten by a street cat. i didn't get any shots back then. do i need vaccinations today because i'm anxious about rabies.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Yes/No: though the incubation period of rabies in Humans is wks to months and rarely slightly over a year, it is almost not possible that rabies will show after 5 years .. however, if you have any symptoms , it is best if you see your physician for a thorough evaluation and an advice as to what is the best course of action . good luck

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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