(English) Rabies vaccine in Southeast Asia. Is it necessary ? (2)

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  • Steve Wilke

    In late November 2019 I was bitten on the back of the leg by a dog with unknown vaccination history in a tribal village. The wound was washed immediately and within an hour I was being treated at a hospital in Chiang Rai. There I received 6 or so equine immunoglobulin shots around the wound plus two more in the buttocks plus a vaccine shot in the arm. This was followed at intervals by 4 rabies vaccine shots. On May 31, 2020 I was nipped in the lip by my small 16 year old blind dog whose last rabies vaccination was on May 3 2019. He receives shots annually and does not run loose outside the compound. The small lip wound which drew some blood was washed thoroughly and betadine applied. With this history are more shots required for me.I have been under the impression that the above vaccine scenario would afford protection for some years. Appreciate your advice.

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