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Can rabies still be contracted despite taking vaccine after exposure?

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Dr. Klarida Papaqako

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Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2018 in Infections
Question: Hi sir a stray dog bite my dog on Tuesday I gave immediately bath to him while bathing some water goes into my eyes and mouth so I haven't think its Rabbies risk but took vaccine on Saturday so is there any rabbies risk and if yes late vaccine effective or not
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

No risk for rabies.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

From what you are describing there is no risk of rabies. The rabies would be active in your dog's body after some days.

The vaccine is effective if it is done the first day, but anyways you have protection now in case of any other causality in the future.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Klarida Papaqako 4 hours later
Sir not my dog other dog bited him immediately I gave bath to him I m thinking if other dog saliva that may be on my dog body if entered my eyes while bathing him. Than what is risk
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 21 hours later
Brief Answer:

There is still even less risk.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

There is almost no risk. No need to worry about it.

Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Klarida Papaqako 5 hours later
Thank you mam, mam actually I posted on a forum there they told it is little risk that's why I was worried I never heard before that's why I didn't took that time any shots I was w if other dog saliva with water? But tour answer gave me relief
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako 17 hours later
Brief Answer:

Glad to have been of help

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Rabies is almost not present in some countries, so the chance of having encountered a dog with rabies is very low too.

Anyway it is good that you did the vaccine so you have it to protect you in possible future cases.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician
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