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Hi, I am 33 years old and scratched by a puppy before a month and as there is no skin peel or blood. I do not take any vaccine. After a month before three days. I met a friend who is a doctor and said this he asked me to go with the anti-rabies vaccine so I started and he told me in case of the crucial bite of a dog also if the victim lives more than 15 days then nothing to worry my questions are 1. Anti rabies vaccine after a month will work out? 2. As per my friends (who is a doctor), word victim who lives after 15 days of dogs bite is safe and he/she will not have any problem till life? Dear doctors please give me a solution and clear my doubts.

1 Doctor Answered
Dear Lybrate-User, scratches do not cause rabies only bite from animals infected with rabies virus can cause rabies as rabies virus is present in the saliva of infected animal.
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