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Chances of rabies after feeding a street dog - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   i have some doubt regarding rabies
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sat night i was feeding buscuits to a street dog
User :   i didn't wash my hands after that
User :   and i ate something
User :   am i exposed to rabies
Doctor :   No, it does nt mean that every dog has rabies
User :   ok
Doctor :   The rabid virus stays in the saliva of the rabid dog
Doctor :   If it is directly bit and virus inoculated into the blood
User :   i was worried that maybe the saliva touched my hand and when i ate it went to my mouth
Doctor :   the rabies get
Doctor :   affected an individual
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since there is no blood involved in your case
User :   so i can relax?
Doctor :   there is highly unlikely that you are infected
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   but always
Doctor :   taek precautions in future
User :   sure
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   to maintain the distance with the dog
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User :   ok
User :   done
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