A 47-year-old male asked:
After infected by rabies, during incubation period but prior to brain being infected, having rabies vaccine can help the patient survive?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwokanswered
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: A person infected with rabies will not show ill signs at first. If he doesn't get rabies shots, the virus will travel to his brain. The incubation period from the time of infection until the signs and symptoms show up, is variable (about 3 weeks to 3 months). The last chance to get rabies shots and not die, is uncertain but is some time before any symptoms appear.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
918 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 24, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.