Clarification on a dog bite.

Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Peace Corps Library: Infectious Disease: October 6, 2004: Headlines: Infectious Disease: Animals: Dogs: Rabies: Daily Astorian: When I was working in West Africa, a Peace Corps volunteer told me that a dog suspected of having rabies was seen near her village. The villagers hid inside their homes while the animal and all other stray dogs in the area were round up and shot. She commented that the rabid dog was even more terrifying to her neighbors than the poisonous snakes in the fields. A human can survive a snakebite, but rabies is nearly always fatal. : Clarification on a dog bite.

By m.c.mishra ( on Monday, December 10, 2007 - 10:41 pm: Edit Post

It is understood that if a rabid dog bite somebody the said dog must develop symptoms of rabis & must die within 7-10 days after such bite! Should it be taken as a precautionary measure whether or not the person biten should be vaccinated?I have gone thru so many articles on the subject over internet but could not get the answer to be confirmed aout it.

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