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After how many days anti-rabies vaccine is injected ?

Two days ago my sister got a deep nail scratch by a cat in her right leg. Blood came out... I washed that place with lot water and detergent. Tetanus injection is applied in next day. I m worried... ! I kept the cat under my observation.. its still healthy and fit. So, should I start the Rabipur injection course for my sister or will wait for the illness of the cat to make sure its rabies infected ?? Its 2 days past already... I m too worried.. please suggest me.. Thanks!
Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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Post-exposure treatment, which consists of local treatment of the wound, followed by vaccine therapy (with or without rabies immunoglobulin) should be initiated immediately with contacts of categories II and III. Treatment may be discontinued if the animal involved (dog or cat) remains healthy throughout an observation period of 10 days. Start vaccination immediately otherwise it wont be of much use. take care.
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