How do I manage my rabies treatment on a daily basis?

If you have been exposed to rabies, a series of shots can save your life. You may need several shots over the course of two weeks. Rabies almost always kills if not treated correctly, so don't skip shots. Otherwise, continue engaging in your everyday routine; you're not contagious. Only people who develop actual rabies disease, displaying the symptoms, can spread the virus.

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