A member asked:

I stepped on a dead animal and i have a broken skin in my feet am i at risk of rabies even if i just got a booster a few days ago?

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Dr. David Kahan answered

Specializes in 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 host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. Source (HealthTap): https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/rabies-from-stepping-on-dead-bat#ixzz5EwYBM9SA

Answered 5/8/2018



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