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rabies

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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why does the rabies vaccine work in animals but not humans? you can go through the shot series but if you are bit you still have to go through the series again so what is the point. i cant find anything good to research.

by on Nov. 12, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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Abbey87
by Bronze Member on Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:53 AM

I think because rabies is so deadly, it is just a precaution for someone to go through the series after being bit by a rabid animal, even if they've already had them in the past.  According to our health dept. the immunity from the shots only lasts about 5 years, but I don't think they really know for sure.  I think some vets also will give an animal an extra shot if they are bit by a rabid animal, as well.  As far as I know, the only people who are regularly given the rabies vaccine are people who are at a high risk of being exposed to rabid animals, like DEC officers. 

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