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Rabies Virus Vaccine Medication
If rabies virus enters someone’s body and is dormat for years, can it get activated if someone takes rabies vaccine during the time it is latent?
Doesn't lay dormant: It doesn't lay dormant for years so the issue is not realistic from the onset. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Under process of anti rabies vaccine schedule dog bite me again? what is the possiblity of safe from rabies virus and restart vaccine schedule again?
Depends on titers: check your blood for titer level to see if you have immunity, go from there in next steps based in protective titer ...Read more
As per schedule received 4th dose of rabies vaccine then after 2 hours later dog bite me again? Restart the schedule and am i safe from rabies virus?
Likely safe: The protective benefit of the rabies vaccine is expected to last for at least 2 years from the time you complete the series. If your exposure is within that time frame you are likely protected. Be aware that there are several other potential germs that can cause an infection from a bite, and close monitoring is advised. ...Read more
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more
Really no: Rabies virus is the only virus in its family that can affect humans and the only one that travels up nerves to the brain and causes illness in the way that it does. Like everything in biology, rabies virus is phylogenetically related to other viruses but as a pathogen it's distinctive. ...Read more
Depends on bite : The average duration of viral incubation (the time until the virus causes symptoms) is 20-90 days. It is usually less than 50 days if the patient is bitten on the head or neck or if there is a large amount of infectious material inoculated from multiple bites or large wounds. The virus will not cause symptons during incubation. Virus is transferred to brain during incubation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When Saliva is infected from rabies virus when a dog is bite by an other rabid dog .What ll b the first sign saliva is now infected from virus.
None: That's the problem there are no first signs. Perhaps the animal becomes more aggressive, but that is hard to determne. ...Read more
Is possible to get infected by the rabies virus if a person who is infected coughs on you or just being near them for a long period of time?Airborne?
Very very rare: Rabies can be spread from person to person by a bite or by implant of infected tissue. Airborne transmission is almost unheard of except in the rarest of situations(such as in a cave full of rabid bats). The bottom line is that it's basically an infection transmitted by saliva. ...Read more
Could rabies virus be transmitted by this way? am i in danger?
Please pay attention to my story.2 days ago i made a little scratch to my hand with my
Rabies risks: Unfortunately, I cannot see your whole question. Rabies is transmitted primarily by bites from dogs or other animals that have the disease. A scratch from an animal is also a theoretical risk, but in my clinical experience only accounted for 0.1% of all human cases. Washing out the area after the animal injury is important. Definitely see a doctor or ask further questions here to get information. ...Read more
Why?: You are best to see a doctor right away. Give a good history and go from there ...Read more
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Not necessarily: In fact, an animal bite is not needed to be infected with rabies. A rabies infection could result if the saliva of a rabid animal contacts an open wound or the eye of a person. There have been documented cases of rabies infection without a history of an animal bite. It is presumed that the infection may have occured via the aforementioned ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rabies virus survive and still be infectious if left on plastics,metals, or water for 7 days?
No: Rabies can only be transmitted if infectious material ( tears, saliva, neural tissue, cerebrospinal fluid- brain fluid) of a rabid animal contaminates mucous membranes, open wound, bite , scratch of a human. Even blood and feces( stool) of a rabid animal is not considered infectious if a person is exposed to them. (Source : Pediatric Red Book) ...Read more
Is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?
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