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I have some questions about rabies and rabipur vaccination.

1. Which animals spread rabies?
2. Can Human also spread rabies through their infacted saliva?
3. Is rabipur vaccine can be given to humans in case of any type of animal bite like (dog, cat, mouse, bat, monkey etc etc ) or there is different anti rabies vaccine to humans for different type of animals types.The post exposure rabipur schedule ( 0,3,7,14 and 28 days ) remain same whatever the animal bite may be
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
Rabies is viral disease and this disease is always fatal and most commonly spreads by dog bite.
Infected bats,monkeys, raccoons, foxes, skunks, cattle, wolves, coyotes, dogs, mongooses and cats present the greatest risk to humans.
If we think theoretically it is possible if a human infected with rabies and bites it is reported in medical literatures.
Rabies post exposure vaccination there are many schedule but if wound is really bad and risk is more passive immunity by Rabies immunoglobulin (RIG).
Human Diploid Cell Vaccine (HDCV) or Purified Chick Embryo Cell Vaccine is given 0,3,714,30 some may require additional dose at 90 days.These are IM given in deltoid muscle.
There are intradermal vaccine which are used.
Usually for protection additionally tetanus toxoid is also given as booster dose.

Hope this information is useful to you.
Take care
Good Luck

Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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