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Rabies Titer #7373651
10/07/21 10:30 AM
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What's your Rabies Titer ? I got tested, waited a month for the result. 0.5 is my percent, or protection level. Not sure what that means in the grand scheme of things, but I can be careless now smile


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7373690
10/07/21 11:10 AM
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You should probably ask a veterinarian. They are far more knowledgeable about rabies, especially the pre exposure series and titer than your average primary care doctor. There are exceptions but the average primary care folks I have talked to about the pre exposure know very little about it.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7373774
10/07/21 01:26 PM
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Circulating Titer anti body levels offer a degree of protection.How much is still an unknown. However there are several other critical factors regarding your total body immunology as an individual when this figure is measured.

Most all physicians I would suspect would reccomend treatment if you have had yet another potential contact bite exposure from a potential vector species. I had pre exposure injections in the early 1980's. And two additional contact treatments since that time. The last being in 2019.

Understanding that there is no known successful treatment for rabies after symptoms appear it would be good to Er on caution and seek medical treatment if ever in doubt.

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7373798
10/07/21 02:13 PM
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My understanding......

If you have a known or potential exposure and have not had the pre-exposure series, you get the full blown rabies series including the human rabies immune globulin followed by three addition doses of vaccine spaced out over 14 days.

If you have a known or potential exposure and have had the the pre-exposure series, you should get 2 vaccine booster shots only.

The following is about as good an explanation as I have found regarding the rabies vaccine and treatments. Well worth the time to read it.

CDC Rabies Vaccine & Treatment

I have had the pre-exposure series but my titer test did not indicate immunity and my health care provider had no clue why or what the next course of action should be. The state veterinarian told me that I should get a vaccine booster shot and then have my titer rechecked 4 to 6 months after the booster. I am currently in the process of getting the booster lined up.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7374980
10/09/21 06:09 AM
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ok, so if I have another incident, back to the ER. Which is good to know. I would have skipped it thinking I was protected.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7376021
10/10/21 04:11 PM
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Got nailed by a Raccoon back in 2007, Went to E R for shots, Had a total of 11. Arms & Legs. Asked nurse why so many, She replied that it depends on weight. I'm 6' 1" & 260 Lbs.
She said with post shots, If you get another bite, It's back to the ER.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7376590
10/11/21 09:22 AM
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When I 1st got scratched, remember this was just a scratch, not a bite; I went to urgent care. Complete moron of a doctor. She gave me a Tentus shot, and antibiotics. The antibiotics were so strong, they almost killed me with gastro problems. So I saw my regular doctor.
#1) Regular doctor sent me straight to the ER for a full rabies vaccination series. She said do not play with Rabies, it's a miserable death. Very miserable. Ok, straight to the ER. I did the series of 4 shots.
#2) Had to see a gastro doctor now, that I had massive gastro problems called C-Diff. The C-diff is deadly as well. Luckily the gastro fixed me up with another medication.

and I still play with coons, just a tad bit more careful now.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7376795
10/11/21 02:13 PM
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If you are a Veteran registered in the VAMC system, you can get the Pre-exposure, Titer test, and booster shots for little or no cost. Just tell your primary care Dr, you handle wild animals and "NEED" the shot! May have to go to the Vet Rep and/or Patients Advocate and argue about it, but they will eventually take care of you.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7376978
10/11/21 05:26 PM
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Was biten by coyote in 2011. Went to ER got 1 Tentus shot The. Got 2 shots next week 2 the week after 2 the week after that. Total of 7 shots. All 6 shots in the arm. Except for the 1 where coyote bite me. It was most painful. It was in ankle

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7377878
10/12/21 10:32 PM
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Up to 11 shots. Wow, that's a lot.


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: AJE] #7377894
10/12/21 10:51 PM
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So Whats the price range of pre-exposure vaccination?

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7378002
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The last treatment initially that I had I went to the ER. The physician injected RIG globulin into the bite areas and the vaccine went into the /buttocks area. The volume cc of the RIG is given according to body weight. I had 3 follow up injections after the initial treatment.10 -14 days apart. These follow up injections were all given into the arm.

I would think costs would be determined by any insurance that you may have or if your private insurance would pay for a pre exposure vaccination. Some places pre exposure vaccines may require a Drs. script to qualify and treat you.. Post exposure is a walk in treatment. Some may require out of pocket expense.

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7378469
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Assuming you live that long!


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7378924
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I accidently poked myself with a syringe needle I had been using on skunks this last spring. I wasn't worried about rabies transmission but wanted to let the physician know it happened in case of other disease possibilities. They wanted to go ahead and treat me as possible post expose just to be safe. It was a series of 4 rabies shot in the arm. Day 0, 3, 7, and 14. I have insurance but a high family deductible. The shots cost $2500.

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7379236
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Pre-exposure cost me $1400 in 2020. Insurance didnít pay a dime.

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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7380115
10/15/21 11:20 PM
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Can a scratch from a dead animal cause rabies?


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: AJE] #7380224
10/16/21 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by AJE
Can a scratch from a dead animal cause rabies?


REFERENCE: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/index.html

"People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but rare, for people to get rabies from non-bite exposures, which can include scratches, abrasions, or open wounds that are exposed to saliva or other potentially infectious material from a rabid animal...."


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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: AJE] #7380495
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Originally Posted by AJE
Can a scratch from a dead animal cause rabies?


FWIW2Y: In St. Louis County, if a dog bites OR SCRATCHES someone, the animal must be quarantined for 10 days.


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Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

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Re: Rabies Titer [Re: Short Track] #7390039
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Short Track, your number should be 6 to 12. Less than 6 you need a booster, much over 12 and you were most likely exposed.

Re: Rabies Titer [Re: AJE] #7399327
11/07/21 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AJE
Can a scratch from a dead animal cause rabies?


That's what I did. Deep Scratch from a dead frozen coon. Real deep. Basically long story short. ... better to be safe than die of rabies. So they sent me in to the ER for shots.


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