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Does rabies affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Children are more likely to die from rabies than adults are. Children are bitten by dogs more often, and they are more likely to suffer several bites, which can increase rabies exposure. Quick treatment can save a child's life. In the United States, no one who has gotten prompt treatment with the rabies vaccine after a bite has died from rabies.

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