Rabies Vaccine After 17 Days Of Being Bitten By A Cat?
Greetings, I was bitten by a cat on the 14th of April, then I observed the cat, then on the 14th day of observation my sister was also bitten by the same cat, and then I got a vaccine injection on the 17th day after being bitten by the cat, Is that okay?
Rabies is an infection caused by a virus. Rabies can infect the brain if left untreated. Rabies is usually transmitted by bites, licks, or scratches by certain animals such as dogs, cats, raccoons. But not all scratches or licks require an anti-rabies vaccine. usually a bite deep enough to cause a tear in the muscle that requires rabies vaccine.
Anti-rabies vaccine should first be examined by a doctor, because not all situations require anti-rabies vaccine. If you have been bitten by a cat for 17 days, the effectiveness of the vaccine in preventing rabies will decrease. But you can still do the anti-rabies vaccine which is usually given by giving repeat vaccines up to 3 times.
Symptoms of rabies usually occur about 2 weeks to 3 months after exposure. Symptoms of rabies can cause symptoms such as high fever, itching at the bite site, aggressive behavior, hydrophobia, and can be accompanied by respiratory failure and death.
Here's an article you can read about rabies
may be useful. thank you