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Bitten by dog. Had first vaccine and ERIG. Adviced vaccination on 0,7 and 21 days. Accurate?

I was bitten by a dog 6 days ago. on the 2nd day i dad my first vaccine and ERIG vaccine.. on the 5th day the dog died..I believe it has rabies because it was a stray dog eating garbage.. Will I die too? and also i've noticed that my doctor required me for vaccination on days, 0,7 and 21 leaving the 2rd and the 30th blank..is that accurate?thank you for whatever help or info you may provide...
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

The Ideal schedule for rabies vaccine is 0,3,7,14 and 28 days post bite.Depending on the bite class immunoglobulin which has immediate effect can be given .However in your case you have not described the bite so it difficult to assess the class.

The rabies infection symptoms can happen in few days to months because the virus takes time to travel to the brain,so i guess in your case if the bite is further away from head region then you can relax because by the time the vaccine schedule is over you will be protected from rabies.

Since the dog was stray and has died then your docter should stick to 0,3,7,14,28 schedule.

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Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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