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is rabies contagious from human to human

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
About 2-3 weeks: If a person gets infected with rabies virus, he has an incubation period in which he shows no symptoms. When symptoms begin, he will feel some flu-lik ... Read More
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Rabies: Rabies is a lethal viral illness. The incubation from wild animal bite to symptoms is a few days to a week, but these may initially be nonspecific. T ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes but very rare: There have been reports of rabies transmitted through organ transplant and transfusion.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Choate
44 years experience Pediatrics
Pre history: who could answer this question? animal bites have occurred sine the dawn of man and the reservoir of infectious rabies virus has probably existed just ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Respiratory: The most common cause of death with rabies is respiratory insufficiency.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Not reported yet: There has never been a case of transmission to a human from rat.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Pharyngeal spasm: Drinking fluids can cause intense spasm in the throat so rabid patients tend to avoid drinking.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not really: The newer vaccines are basically harmless. I underwent the series and if you think you have had an exposure, you need to do the same. If you have been ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Rabies: Any mammal can get rabies. Cats, cattle, and dogs are the most frequently reported rabid domestic animals in the United States. You should seek medic ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Rabies: It depends on when you define symptomatic. It is usually months from time of bite before symptoms. However, once overt symptoms of encephalitis devel ... Read More

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