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Constant exposure with a a rabid dog like bathing it. What are the chances of contracting the disease?

I have been exposed to a rabid dog, ( it was later confirmed rabid by the local veterinary college post mortem ), Eventhough I was not bitten I have been too close with the dog, I have even given it a bath before the onset of symptoms and it has even urinated inside my room. what are the honest chances of me cathching the disease , the incident has occurres about a couple of months ago I have been administered the vaccinations by the way
Asked On : Tue, 24 Apr 2012
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Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Usually contact of rabid dog's body fluids with any wound or cavities of your body will lead to risk of contracting Rabies. Since there was no such exposure then not to worry. Besides Rabies disease usually attacks within a week or two.

If ever you get bitten by any dog, wash would with soap and water. Get Rabies vaccination immediately.

Wishing good health.


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