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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is having a bat fly in close proximity to you a reason to get the rabies vaccine? i am paranoid since rabies is so deadly and i heard bites can sometimes go unnoticed

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rarely: Please contact your Parish health department. Rabies activity & post-exposure shots are a regional issue followed nationwide.Local health departments have access to reporting of any rabies in the region & what animal are involved. Some have none, others some or a lot. Non contact treatment would be would be unusual but local authorities make that call.
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