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A 20-year-old female asked:

I was bitten by a non-vaccinated kitten 10+ years ago. bite was on the side of my thumb. i didn't get any shots. will i still get rabies?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No way, no worries: Rabies always starts within a few weeks of a bite or other exposure. There is no chance of it after 10 years. Don't worry about it.

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Last updated Jul 31, 2018

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