Yesterday, the neighbor's pitbull got loose and attempted to bite me. Luckily, it was unsuccessful, though it did leave a mark (through my clothing) that didn't draw blood. Judging by the mark in this photo, should I be concerned about rabies?

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replied January 23rd, 2013
Hello! Welcome on eHealth forum and hope you find a satisfactory answer to your query!

Please ask your neighbor if the pet was inoculated against rabies. If it was then there is no need to worry. If it was not, then yes, the risk remains. In this case if the animal behaves as normal and does not become sick in the next 3-4 days, then risk of rabies is very minimal. However, please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!



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