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A 20-year-old female asked:

I came into contact with my neighbours unvaccinated cat. it either scratched me or its teeth grazed me (im not sure) there was no mark on my skin, no redness or bleeding. should i seek rabies vaccination?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rabies transmission from pets is rare but feral cats may be infected.A call to your local health department can let you know if if rabies is active in your region & the animals involved.They can also direct you to a source of the vaccine if it is needed.The cdc website also has information on rabies that may be helpful.www.cdc.gov.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Cats don't carry the rabies virus so don't worry. An open wound or cut with bleeding involved is subject to rabies from a bat, dog, coyotes , fox , skunk and raccoons.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2021

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