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Elmhurst, NY
A 31-year-old male asked:

Cut my finger during cat dissection, start taking vaccine after 16 day of exposed.only i hav mild tingling&muscle fasciculation. should i worry rabies?

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Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 28 years experience
Not likely: First off, they could have checked the cat's brain for rabies, but i guess they didn't. If it's still available, they should... On a personal note, i was bit by a racoon as a 3rd year med student... I got all the shots, but of course being a med student read up on rabies and had tingling in my finger for 1 year! up until the time you are supposedly out of the clear :) good luck!
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