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Had dog bite. Have visible bite marks. Rabies virus?

Hello i was bitten by a dog last night, i was wearing jeans when the bite occurred. I have contacted the SPCA and will be in contact with an officer on Monday. My question is: is there a high probability of contacting rabies virus? The bite/teeth didn't go through my jeans but there are clearly bite marks that are visible, any insight would be greatly appreciated
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Yes,there is risk of rabies for you hence get vaccinated without delay.Also if dog was rabid you need to take rabies immunoglobulin also.

You have to continue rabies vaccination till full course is complete.
They should be given total 5 injections of anti-rabies vaccine on day 0,3,7,14 and 30 days.

Hope you got the things clear.

thank you.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Masroor Mir Hussain's  Response
Yes, it would be safer if you can take the vaccine. Any contact with body fluids can predispose you to the bites effects. You can get the wound examined by a doctor if you are still unsure.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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