Is It Necessary To Have Rabies Injections If Bitten By A Dog 6 Years Ago?
I was bitten by a dog 6 years ago but was not injected with rabies whether I needed to be injected now
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Rabies is an infection of the central nervous system caused by the rabies virus which is transmitted through the bite of an animal carrying the rabies virus such as dogs, cats and monkeys. The incubation period 10-12 days after being bitten, after that the patient will show the initial symptoms of rabies in the form of fever, weakness, tingling and pain in the wound and anxiety. Prevention of rabies is to provide anti-rabies vaccine. Vaccines should be given to someone at high risk, such as veterinarians, animal caregivers, laboratory workers, people who work in contact with wild animals, hunters, tourists who will go to places where there are wild animals and others. The vaccine is given 3 times in a 28 day period. Furthermore, the vaccine is given every 2-3 years, if the person is still classified as a group of people with high risk.
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