Rabies fear

#1 Sep 22nd, 2017, 16:03
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A stray dog bit me 28 days ago. the dog is still healthy today. could the dog has transferred rabies virus to me at the time of bite incident. I am from India?
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Don't you think you should get the tests done instead of asking us?
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What are you waiting for? It may take anywhere between 4 to 12 weeks for symptoms to occur, and you still have time to get postexposure prophylaxis if the symptoms are absent.

Or you could just forget about it as you have done, and take a chance that all is well. But do consider the fact that in some cases, the dog may not show typical rabies symptoms, and it sometimes takes much more time to get rabies after bite.
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Originally Posted by sakalaka View Post ....I am from India
Then you don't need to worry about it
BTW the dog is Indian too?


Jokes apart , have you considered visiting a doctor? Or are you only posting it to forums!!
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D for doctor.
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I took the first 2 injections. As the dog was ok past 10 day mark I stop ped further vaccination.
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You should have taken all the four to five doses.
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Please consult a doctor. Also google rabies if you want incentive for that
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Originally Posted by sakalaka View Post A stray dog bit me 28 days ago. the dog is still healthy today. could the dog has transferred rabies virus to me at the time of bite incident. I am from India?
Oh, for goodness sake. Don't you value your life enough to do anything before nearly a month is up?

Go to a hospital now.
Oh, next post: you did do something.

And for the sake of anyone else reading this: you are supposed to go straight for the inoculations. On one occasion, I went at 2.00am. And it was my own animal that bit me: I could have been 99% certain that there was no chance of catching rabies, but it is, for me, a zero tolerance risk. The stakes are too high.

Even doctors themselves are imperfect beings. A friend of mine was telling me that he watched his best mate die. This was in the US, but the mate had been home to India on a visit, and been bitten.

Both doctors, both Indian. And the dog.

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I took the first 2 injections. As the dog was ok past 10 day mark I stop ped further vaccination.
No: It is not enough. Three injections if you had pre-exposure injections before, five if you didn't. Please understand: there are symptomless carriers. It simply is not worth the risk.

It's just a few hundred rupees and five hospital visits. And, next time an animal bites or scratches you, you'll only need three. Do the thing properly: it is a small cost and a small inconvenience to protect your life.

Also, please, if you don't know about it, look up and do the specified immediate first-aid stuff. This could also be a factor in saving your life.
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