Rabies???

#1 Dec 11th, 2004, 09:56
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We are heading to India for 2 months from March to May and are considering having rabies vaccinations. We need 3 vaccinations and at $110 each I'm not too keen on forking out the money if it is unnecesary.

What do you think about rabies vaccinations? Are they necessary?
thanks for your help!!
#2 Dec 11th, 2004, 12:01
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Unless you're going way way way off the beaten track then most people don't bother, any suspect dog would be killed by locals immediately it showed signs, Bats & Monkeys.Ummm, take your chance.

If you put 'rabies' in our search box theres a couple of threads.
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I was worried about this went I went this year as I was going to be spending time with womeone who looks after street dogs in Chennai.

She assured me that it is very rare there.

Disclaimer: 3rd-hand information.... your decision.
#4 Dec 12th, 2004, 01:49
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Not Rabid!

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Originally Posted by ant We are heading to India for 2 months from March to May and are considering having rabies vaccinations. We need 3 vaccinations and at $110 each I'm not too keen on forking out the money if it is unnecesary.

What do you think about rabies vaccinations? Are they necessary?
thanks for your help!!
I was born and raised in India and no one ever had vaccinations against rabies. IF you are bitten by a rabid animal, THEN and only THEN have the ANTI rabies injections, yup ! had 3 sets of these, 14 shots around the belly button, one per day, now reduced to something far less dramatic. It's not a serious threat and certainly nothing to worry about so don't blow valuable Rupees on this, just be vigilant. Warren Abbott in sunny Florida wbabbott@juno.com

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