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Is it possible to get rabies from fleas

A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, no case reported: Fleas transmit some diseases to humans, such as the bubonic plague, which can be found in CO, UT, NM, and AZ. Rabies virus is in the saliva of infecte ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Extremely unlikely: Rabies here is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats, which all can transmit rabies to cats, dogs, and livestock. A mammal can become ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Rabies in the U.S. Is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. These wild animals can transmit rabies to cats, dogs, livestock, and huma ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Theoretically yes: It is theoretically possible to transmit rabies from infected saliva of a rabid animal to your mucus membranes without a cut. However this is very un ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain: The virus enters the animal's nerves and travels towards the brain. The virus infects the brain and then travels to the saliva glands and other parts ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: You have ongoing protection from rabies for a minimum of 2 yrs after the primary series is completed.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: Many questions...surprised your friend got rabies treatment for a cat scratch; almost always transmitted through a bite. If one is receiving prophylax ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
From infected saliva: In the U.S., people can catch rabies from the bites of infected animals. The virus is in the saliva of the rabid animals. In the U.S., the animals tha ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Not anywhere!: Rabies is a disease found only in mammals. So it is not in birds, fish, or reptiles. This applies worldwide, not just in Canada. See this link: ht ... Read More
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