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Chances of getting rabies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi I was at my friends house and her dog I was petting it and it bit me on my back. My shirt was on. My skin is just red and irritated its not bleeding. I asked her about it and she said it bit a little kid touching her once and the police came and it just doesnt like being touched but if it happened again it would be taken away. I asked her if her dog was vaccinated she said yes.
User :   I looked up online about rabies. It said in 2006 only 3 human cases What is my chances of getting rabies? Should I see a doctor?
Doctor :   If the dog is vaccinated
Doctor :   you shall not get rabies
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Yes I asked her and she said it is. So I should just trust her i guess!
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Most of the dogs in
User :   my skin wasnt bleeding and my shirt was on so the chance would be extremely low
Doctor :   are vaccinated
Doctor :   otherwise the health officials wont allow
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   Yes and it bit someone else and the police went so it must be vaccinated
User :   Thank you very much for your help.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Wash the fwound with free flwing running water for 10 min
Doctor :   you will be safe
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   ok thank you
User :   bye
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