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A 32-year-old male 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?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Rabies transmission is not possible in such circumstances. Superficial infections remain possible and the finger cut should be watched closely until healed.
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