Is your dog vaccinated against rabies? The vaccine is highly effective. The chances of a vaccinated dog being able to infect rabies is very very low. If you are still concerned, ask about preventative shots for yourself or ask about a titer for the dog (a titer is a test that checks the immune response of an animal to a vaccine, basically it can tell if the vaccine "took" or not). In the US, no one really is going to worry about getting nipped or scratched by the teeth of a pet dog if the dog has been vaccinated for rabies at the usual 4 months of age or so.
If she is not vaccinated against rabies, then you should talk to a doctor as soon as possible since I am guessing rabies are high-risk in your area from stray dogs.
Has your dog been bitten by a rabid animal? Is she vaccinated? Or is she showing any signs of rabies (foaming at the mouth, etc.)? I'm not sure why there's a concern of rabies here. My dog's teeth have scratched my arms and legs and a couple times he's accidentally caused minor puncture wounds when leaping for a toy and missing. Rabies was not something I was ever concerned about.
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