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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Rabies in cats: Hi. Almost any mammal can be infected with, and transmit, rabies. Rabies is transmitted in saliva. However, cats lick their paws, so it may be possibl ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Rabies: Rabies is uniformly fatal, so infertility is irrelevant.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Can if rabid: Rabies can be passed via the virus bearing saliva of an infected dog if that saliva gets into a break in the skin or is driven in with a bite.
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Dr. Media Najafi
22 years experience Dentistry
Wound? : Rabies is a viral infection and major mode of transmission is through bite or wound. Is there a wound? Wash area quickly with soap and water and see a ... Read More
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes if infected: If a dog with active rabies bites you, the virus is in the saliva and infection is likely. Most dogs are vaccinated against this disease and while do ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Swallowing pain: Rabies can cause swallowing trouble, but it's usually a bacteria that causes the epiglottis to swell. We call that bacteria Haemophilus influenzae or ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
1-5 years : Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Thompson
Specializes in Travel Medicine
Highly unlikely: Rabies is an acute, fatal, progressive neurological disease that is transmitted by the saliva from an infected animal, almost always a bat. In the US ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: If you weren't exposed to blood, there is no concern. Also you stepped on a syringe not a needle. All the best.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rabies series: Have your dr. Check rabies antibodiy levels to confirm the effectiveness of the first series before considering any booster or second series.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? rabies ?: It is a bit of a stretch to think rabies without citing contact with a feral animal. If you think that is a possibility contact the local health depar ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: This is simply not true. Whoever told you this is either a fool or a crook. I'm sorry about this, and I hope that this will help you become more disce ... Read More

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