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Suggest dosage for VaxiRab vaccination after a dog bite

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Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali

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Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in General Health
Question: Hii...
A Dog of 4 months Old Bite my Brother . Not Actully bite but Lick Red Scratch.
He took VaxyRab(Zydus) on
Day 0 (8 Agust)
Day 3 (11 Agust)
Day 7 (15 Agust)

Dog Is still alive after 10 days... Its 12th day and dog is still alive.
Should He continue for other two vaccines of Vaxirab on Day 14 and Day 28??
Are counting of day for vaccine correct?

He took VaxiRab on His Upper Arm (deltoid muscle)

How long Dog should Live to confirm that he is not suffering from Rabies?

Any advice?

Thank you..

Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There is no need to take the remaining 2 doses.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Since the culprit dog remained to be healthy even after 12 days so, there is no need to take the remaining 2 doses on days 14 and 28.

The dog should be observed for at least 10 days from the day of bite to see if it behaves abnormally or dies.

Hope to have answered your query.

Best wishes to all.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 50 minutes later
Thank you for your Kind Reply..

Pls Clarify It..

1. What do you mean By Abnormal Behavior of the Dog? What kind of Behavior considered as Abnormal Behavior?

2. Maximum How long a dog can live after being infected by Rabies? I mean If Dog survive more than 10 days than , Does it mean Dog is completely fine and cant sapread Rabies??

3. Have I taken Right doses on right dates?

Thank you...
Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly see the answers for your query given below:

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

1. Abnormal behavior of the dog include biting without any provocation, eating abnormal items such as sticks, nails, feces, running for no apparent reason, hoarse barking and growling or inability to make a sound excessive salivation or foaming at the angles of the mouth.

2. If the dog survives for more than 10 days it has no illness of rabies but it does not mean the it is fine completely and can not spread the disease because the the incubation period ranges from a few days to several months, whereas the duration of illness – until death – varies from 1 to 7 days.

3. Yes, your brother has received the right doses and the scheduled dates and on the recommended site (deltoid muscle of the arm).

Best regards.
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