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Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: There have been reported cases of spelunkers getting rabies from contact with guano without being bitten or having broken skin.

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lawrence Wasser
Specializes in Pediatrics
Very unlikely: Rabies is usually passed through the saliva of an infected animal. so a paw scratch is less worrisome, and without a break in the skin, very unlikely.
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Rabies: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Blum
66 years experience Pediatrics
Few dogs have rabies: Vaccines have prevented dogs from having rabies, but bats carry the germ and have spread it without visible bite marks. Rabies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: In the United States, dogs are well taken care of, and cities have good animal control services. One is unlikely to get rabies from dog bite in the U. ... Read More
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Nope: You will be fine. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of r ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Is the dog rabid?: If the dog is not rabid then clearly the answer is no. If the dog has/had rabies then still probably no. If the dogs saliva did not getting into your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: Id she has been in captivity for 5 weeks and well, it is unlikely she carried rabies. Continue to watch her and if concerns, be vaccinated. All the be ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Wash well.: The virus is in the saliva. If no skin entry then safe, unless you rub it into your eyes or spreads from your skin to your mouth. The infected skin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Bite : if it is a stray dog, you need to make sure the dog doesn't carry the rabis. Wash it with soap and water and see your doctor to get tetnus shot to mak ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not Rabies: No. You should not worry. You have no injury and you have a story that confirms a normal 'exposure' if you did have an injury.
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Dr. David Kahan
32 years experience Podiatry
Rabies: 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
NO TREATMENT NEEDED: As long as there is no break in the skin, you should be ok nothing to worry about.

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