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if a person gets infected with rabies,when the symptoms show,can he get rabies shots or is it too late?if it's late,what are other treatments for rab?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Too late (it's over): A person infected with rabies will not show ill signs at first. If she doesn't get rabies shots, the virus will travel to her 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.
Answered on Mar 3, 2017
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