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How does one attain rabies virus ?

i have a dog,himalyan shepard dog.He has stopped eating and drinking.He also tried to bite me three days back though he is not a agressive dog.I got scrathes on my thigh,it dint bleed but my bruises on my thigh.I am little scared if this could result to rabies virus as i consulted vet . doctor they recommended me to take injections for rabies.My Dog is alive and has not shown any symptoms of madness except eating and drinking(licks if milk is given very little),barking(barks sometimes).I have taken one shot, does it effect the health
Fri, 13 Jan 2012
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Dear Friend,
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You have Category II exposure.

Better take Anti Rabies Vaccination since the dog is sick.

There are two types of rabies in dogs. Furious type and Dumb Type. In dumb type the dog won't be aggressive

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