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Dear Sir/Mem please help me (i)In 2001-2002 a Dog had bitten me,it was neighbours dog so i had not taken vaccine at that time,but later on i got tention and i took 3 vaccines in 2008. In total 12 rabies vaccine from 2008-2012(post exposure).So my question is can i get rabies in future? (ii)Last year november i went to a mela and i had dinner in a hotel,They kept the food in floor in a container,but later on i got tention that if any dog had also eaten the Food. Many doctors have told that rabies incubation period is 1-3 months and sir as i have crossed 6-7months so can i get rabies in future? Many doctors also told that i have high immunity against rabies due to all 12 vaccines between 2008-2012..And vaccines lasts for 5-6years,So its not necessasry to vaccine now,if requires you can take After 2017.. Sir please reply my this 2 questions then i will be free of mind and i can live peacefully,otherwise these questions will eat me..
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hi. greetings. Its very unlikely that you'll get rabies in the future. You have taken enough vaccines and seem to be very paranoid about the whole disease - "Rabies". Kindly try to deviate your obsession from rabies. It is not such a common disease. There are more chances of anyone meeting with an accident on road than suffering from rabies!!! Rabies is not something that one must keep taking prophylactic vaccines against, unless you are a veterinary doctor! You seem to be young and educated, plz dont be preoccupied with something like this - unless you get bitten by a suspected rabid dog in the future. Hope this helps, warm regards.
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