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A 30-year-old male asked:

i was walking to the grocery store at night and i noticed something red on the ground. i believe i avoided it and my shoes seem clean. worried that it might of been roadkill or meat and have picked up some sort of bad germs on my shoes. am i at risk?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Fear of the unknown: From a medical stand point it does not sound that you have even touched with your shoe a possible roadkill, so in these circumstances you are at no risk. You are at risk for health related anxiety and I would suggest discussing with your PCP possible ways of addressing it.

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