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A 23-year-old male asked:

I petted a street cat with moist fur who seemed friendly. there was no scratch or bite by cat. skin near fingernail on upper side of finger had abrasion. 2 days later cat looked ok. started rabies vaccine on 3rd day( 60 ish hours). will it still work?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It does not sound that in your case rabies transmission would have been possible as petting a rabid animal ( not likely that cat had rabies on description) is not associated with risk of infection. Cdc.gov is a reliable site to get more information about rabies transmission.
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