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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: The majority of rabies reported to the cdc are animal cases with carnivors or bats as the main subjects. Only hawaii is free of rabies at this time in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Mostly via bat bite: Rabies virus is present in the saliva of rabid animals (bat, raccoon, skunk, fox, and coyote) and is transmitted by bites.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
The rabies virus: Which is usually spread from the bite of an infected animal, such as a dog, cat, skunk, fox or bat.
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Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Rabies, untreated, is a fatal disease. Best treatment is PREVENTION. Immunization of pets and avoiding exposure.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Greene
8 years experience in Pediatrics
Very uncommon: It's very uncommon, especially in the United States. According to the CDC (http://1.usa.gov/1pHeqhR), "in 2013, 49 states and Puerto Rico claimed 5,86 ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Rabies is a contagious virus, most often transmitted by the bites of infected animals. In the U.S., raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats are car ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: as above
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: If neurologic symptoms due to rabies occur in a person who has not been vaccinated - it's usually fatal.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Moore
67 years experience in Psychiatry
Go see a doctor!: Now!
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