Texas boy dies of rabies

This boy died of rabies about a month after being bitten by a bat that flew into his open window at night. He wasn’t sure if he’d been bitten by it.

Just so that you know, waking up with a bat in your room is an indication for getting the rabies vaccination series, 2 shots on day one (a vaccine and an immunoglobulin), then additional booster shots on days 1,3,7,14 & 28 from the bite.

I always tell the kids that we give a rabies series to that they could become vets if they wanted because they’ve already had the shots! Once you get the series, there is a different booster shot schedule if you get bitten again, but you never have to go through the entire series again.

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