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Anti rabies vaccination for human.Do I need to get a shot for my daughter?

my 11-year old daughter have been bitten by our 4-month old dog on her left leg and I see a little puncture wound . our dog hasn t been vaccinated yet. My daughter did not mention this not until i saw the wound and she mentioned it has been 4 days since she was bitten. our dog is a house dog with no interaction with other animal, is our dog still considered as a carrier or rabies virus? do i need to get a shot for my daughter?
Sat, 13 Jul 2013
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yes definately your daughter should go for vaccination . 4 days is little late but still i will suggest you to go.. with anti rabies vaccine i will suggest you to take anti tetanus also..for your information there is no carrier of rabies.. once virus enter in body death is sure short so if your dog is infected it will die in 10 to 15 days.. i will suggest you to get vaccinate your pet dog for future security
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Dear Friend,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.

Rabies can be transmitteb by any mammals.

It is better to take vaccination against rabies.

Puncture wound means Category III Exposure.

She need Anti Rabies Immunoglobulin as well as Anti Rabies Vaccination.

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