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Hi there, I have an odd question that I am simply trying to get some reassurance on. I work at a veterinay clinic and today we haf a patient that was but by a stray dog of some type, owner didnt know of it was a dog or a coyote, just that it bit his dog once then the owner picked him up and the other "dog" left. Either way the dog with the bite ended ul i our clinic about an hour latter. The pet was up to date on his rabies vaccine (im not concerned about him) so i put on some gloves and examined the wound it went through the skin layer but not muscle wall. The doctor came to look at it thwn asked me to clean it up. So I shaved the area around it and scrubed it gently with some Novasan, theny doctor came in and decided he wanted to flush it with saline, he flushed it out with 3ml of saline 4 or 5 times but on the 6th time he was a little too shallow and the saline sprayed every where including hitting my face, i of course went wand washed off what i knew was there but my question is, is there any risk that of the animal (if it was rabid) that bit the dog an hour prior left any living rabies virus that after scrubbing and a few flushes with saline could inturn infect me???? I know it seems silly but im just looking for some reassurance, thank you.
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