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After a dog bite, why are vaccines given in multiple injections rather than a single injection containing multiple vaccines?

When a dog bites a person, why is it necessary to take about 5 injections or needles? Why not just one big injection? Do they all have the same medicine? Or does each one have its own medicine? Is ...
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Why are dogs only vaccinated once for rabies, while humans need follow-up treatment after being bitten, even with a previous vaccination?

As stated in the title, why are dogs only vaccinated pre-exposure for rabies, while humans need follow-up treatment after being bitten, even with a pre-exposure vaccination? What is causing the ...
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Details for pre exposure prophylaxis for rabies

I will now be in contact with many unvaccinated dogs. I will have to take the pre exposure course. Please tell me how frequently it is taken. Will I require boosters if a dog bites me after I have ...
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Do's and dont's for rabies by dog bites [closed]

I play with stray dogs in India. None of them are vaccinated or anything. Yesterday a puppy was chewing my finger as usual but his teeth have grown and it caused a wound. I got my first injection ...
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Is it indeed forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcohol?

I've listen to a lecture of a Russian doctor who said that "it is forbidden to clean a rabies wound with alcholol" ("spirt") as a first treatment, he added that it is possible to disinfect the wound ...
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Minor feral cat scratch that bled 6 days ago. Rabies possibility?

I feed a feral cat and her litter of 4 5-week old kittens in my backyard. I got a small scratch on my hand which bled for a few minutes and heard it hiss. That's when the mom came and proceeded to ...
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Why do people infected with rabies have a fear of water?

Hydrophobia comes to mind when thinking of individuals infected by rabies... But is there a scientific/medical explanation as to why rabies, specifically, causes a fear to water, specifically? Is it ...
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When getting injections after a dog bite, what to expect?

When a street dog bites a human, is it always necessary to take 5 doses [day 0, 3, 7, 14, 28] of injections? For a small bite, could one injection be enough? If a person was bitten again, would they ...
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Why do we need a rabies vaccine after exposure?

So I understand the need for rabies vaccination "before" exposure since the vaccine basically prepares the immune system, so that in the future should the same intruder enter the body again, the ...
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Rabies vaccination, two 3rds of the required course

As some of you may be aware, the Rabies vaccination requires a set of 3 doses over a period of 1 month. I have "maybe" had 2 of those 3 jabs. The nurse can see on my records that 2 doses have been ...
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Laptops in the dark and miscalculating bats: how dangerous is that for rabies?

A few nights ago, I was using my laptop outside in the dark. Some moths and other insects were flying around in the light it was emitting, but unfortunately I didn't think anything about this from a ...
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Is rabies contagious?

Is the rabies disease contagious, that is can it spread from one human to other by means of sharing food? If not, through what means does can spread, and what are the measures and precautions that ...
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What are the symptoms of rabies?

What are the symptoms that show up in the person who is infected by rabies, and how much time will it take for these symptoms to show up?
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First aid for a rabies dog bite

When a person is bitten by a dog infected with rabies what are the first aid measures that must be taken? And within how much time should the person consult a doctor?