What are the causes of rabies post exposure prophylaxis failure, and is rabies untreatable after it has entered the peripheral nerves?

Yes. Rabies is 100% fatal and there is no known cure. The post-exposure prophylaxis can fail if not administered on time. Luckily, the window of opportunity is rather big - up to 10 days. This is the rationale for observing the offending animal for 10 days if it develops madness which is the hallmark of rabies. Given the seriousness of the infection, the earlier the vaccine is given, the better.

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