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Kissing someone who has been bitten by a dog

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
It is possible: But highly unlikely. The rabies virus is transmitted when the saliva of the infected host (typically an animal) is passed to an uninfected animal (ty ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful: The incubation of rabies usually ranges from 1-3 months. In a person exposed to a heavy mauling by an obviously sick rabid animal they might begin to ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Rabies: Most rabies is acquired through exposure to saliva from an animal bite. In rare cases, rabies results from a non-bite exposure (eg, aerosolized virus ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maram Khabbaz
20 years experience Geriatrics
Kissing ok >2 weeks: ARV induces the production of protective virus-neutralizing antibodies within approximately 7 to 10 days that persist for several years No transmiss ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chagas : not enough known to give accurate predictions. Chagas is rare in the U.S. So probability has to be low .
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Chagas: Chagas disease has an acute phase which lasts weeks to months. This causes fever and swelling at site of bite. The parasite trypansoma cruzi is the cu ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Low risk, but...: Most likely the rabies virus would not be transmitted through cloth, if the cloth wasn't penetrated. However, you must not take the chance. According ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes unless..: It is likely that you still have adequate rabies virus-neutralizing antibody in your system. If so (you can prove), you do not need. Otherwise, you n ... Read More

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