A member asked:

Today on my trash can lid two racoon paw prints (mud). took the trash can to the curb. the trash can had some water from previous rain/my hose when i cleaned it yesterday. i have a small paper cut on my finger and my hands cracked dry. get rabies?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Rabies transmission is not possible in such circumstances. Superficial infections remain possible and the finger cut should be watched closely until healed.

Answered Nov 18, 2022



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