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Dog started leaking fingers. Hand washed with shop and had dinner. What are the chances of getting rabies?

Hi,I am sharan, yesterday a dog,which I used to feed,has recognised me and licked my fingers as I m back in my home town after graduation. After this incident I nearly spent 20 min chit chatting with my friends and went back to home washed my hands with soap and had dinner with my fingers without spoon.what are the chances that I get rabies and I don t think that dog has rabies.
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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For rabies to occur, the dog should be rabid. Rabies virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and man contracts rabies if the rabid animal bites him or licks the body surface which has open wounds like cuts and abraisons. If you do not have any open wound on your hands and you thoroughly washed your hands with soap and water, chances of getting rabies are minimal. If still you are worried you may take three injections of Rabipur on 0, 3 and 7 day , 0 being the day of first injection. Then the dog should be observed for at least 10 days and if it remains healthy, no more treatment is required. But if dog dies or starts behaving abnormally then 3 more injections to be taken on 14, 28 and 90 days
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