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Although I never have, I would say, get the Rabies vaccine. I had a rabid dog go within an inch of my leg in Chiang Mai, I more of less moved my leg out of it's jaw, as it closed it.......
On another note, I once worked for the only Man in the UK with Rabies, at that time. He also contracted it in Chiang Mai, from a little mut, that bit his leg, then his hand.
He had not been previously vaccinated.
Thais couldn't be more helpful, knew exactly what to do, gave him the list of Vaccines, and treatment schedule, to give to the NHS.
When he came home, the NHS docs looked at the list, pooh poohed it, and treated him their way. Within a fortnight he was on a life support machine, at which point, the NHS decided to look at the Thai list again........
He did recover, but it was close.
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Ok I feel a need to reiterate on this thread: if you get bitten you MUST get treated even if you've been vaccinated. The only difference is the amount of time you have before the window expires. If you have not been vaccinated the treatment window is 24hrs. Rabies is 100% fatal, there has only been one recent recorded case of survival and she never will be right.
That is fact is only half the story. Not only the time in different, also the treatment after the bite is TOTALLY different with or without vaccination. And that just makes all the difference. See post #11 on the complete story.
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In the last few days I have traveled the northern black sea coast line in Turkey and have been chased several times by large packs of dogs. Dont travel at night because they will go bonkers! I had to do about 4miles in the dark and they were all over me.
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