A 32-year-old female asked:
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Dog scratched me - small cut broke skin a little but no blood. Can I get balamuthia mandrillas from this? Live in Tucson

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: This is an exceedingly rare infection and is not known to be associated with dogs. Nothing to worry about.
Answered on Dec 27, 2017

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