A member asked:

Im wondering if i have rabies. my dog bit me today because i was bothering her and her last vaccine was last year 2019 and ive been a bit paranoid since the bite. she hasnt been showing signs of rabies?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Basics: You don't have rabies today since it takes weeks to a year to develop. Your risk will depend on the dogs access to outside potentially rabid animals. The various counties keep track of regional rabies activity & the types of animals involved. I would contact your local health department for their advice. They may choose to just monitor your dog or might send you for shots.

Answered 10/15/2020



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