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Ate biscuits from a person feeding a street puppy from his hands. before serving me he washed his hands with water. chances of rabies? (immunized)

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Nil: The dog was acting appropriately and the concern for rabies in dogs in most areas is 0. It does not sound like there was skin break down. The puppy can be tested and observed but not necessary.
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