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Bitten by cat. Taken Rabivax. How important is it to continue the dosage?

My wife (43 years ) got a bite from cat in her leg just 3-4 inch above ankle, she washed immediately with water, that cat was not ours but some times it will come and my wife will give food. There is no abnormality found. Day 0 bite, day 5 went hospital and take RABIVAX injection , we were confused whether the injection will help if the cat having rabies , doctor adviced it will help, take two dose ( ie day-0 and day-3)., and observe cat, within 10 days nothing happened no need to take other doses. After 9 days cat was disappear. We are confused whether we have to take day-7, day-14, and day-28 doses or not? tomorrow is the day-7 , we started the vaccination after 5 days , really it will help?
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Your doctor has given you right advice. Now as you can't trace the cat so you will have to complete the five dosage.
Incubation period ( the time between bite and onset of symptom) varies from few days to months, so it will surely help even you have started it after five days.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query,
as you said cat disappeared on day 9 so i strongly recommend that you should complete your vaccination full course that is day 7,14 and 28,as you know rabies is a fatal disease so no chances should be taken.
Your wife will be fine,
God bless
Answered: Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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