Note: This is not “need answer fast” - I’ve never even seen a rabid dog, and I’d probably insist on visiting the ER if I were even within a few feet of one, let alone bitten. I’m just curious.
So, say I’m walking along the mean streets of Arlington, and a rabid dog bites me. Ouch! Questions:
1.) How long do I have to seek treatment? Does it matter where I’ve been bitten?
2.) How does modern rabies treatment work? Is it just a regular shot, or is it something nightmarishly painful?
3.) How effective is the vaccine? Assuming I get it promptly (whatever that means), would I certainly be okay, or just have a reasonably good shot at being okay?
4.) How would the disease progress without treatment? Does it produce aggression in humans?