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Can you get rabies by being in the same room with a rabid animal? Work for vet.

Can you get rabies by being in the same room with a rabid animal? Work for vet.

Rabies from aerosols: Only under exceptionally rare cases might rabies be transmitted through the air --the environment would be a bat cave with millions of bats flying around your head. You would not get it from being near a rabid animal. However if you work in a vet's office - I would just get the vaccines as it could save you alot of trouble in the future, God forbid if u are scratched or bitten by a suspect animal. ...Read more

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Rabies (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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Can i get rabies if i smooch a rabid person/dog?

Probably not: Transmission of rabies usually occurs when infected saliva is passed to an uninfected animal. The most common mode of rabies transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host, although transmission has been documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and transplants. ...Read more

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How big does the bitewound have to be for you to be at risk to get rabies from a rabid dog?

Any size: Any open wound from an infected animal cause transmit the rabies virus. If this has occurred, seek immediate medical attention! ...Read more

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If a rabid animal drank from a puddle And later I went through it and water got on my cuts will I develop rabies?

Contacting Rabies: The way u can get rabies is thru contact of saliva or brain tissue from an infected (rabid) animal. This generally happens with bites by such animals. It is extremely rare for someone to get this infection through indirect contact by being in the water body momentarily contacted by such an animal. However, since Rabies is a deadly disease prudence is warranted and u should seek medical help ASAP. ...Read more

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I was bit my a rabid dog about 2 weeks ago, took tetanus, kamrab and abhayrab shots that day and subsequent abhayrab shots, could I still get rabies?

Rabies treatment: Rabies treatments are spectacularly effective - so even if you were bitten by a known rabid animal, you will not get rabies. One of the best things you can do after a bite is wash the wound with soap and water -- that alone prevents 90% of rabies infections. Then you were given appropriate treatment so it's a 'done issue'. Best to keep pets/other animals vaccinated against rabies so they don't die ...Read more

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I had a rabies vaccine in 2004 then had a booster in 2005 as I had contact (not bitten) with a rabid animal.would this booster still have validity?

? validity ?: Your question is not clear.The expected protection of a primary rabies series is at least 2 years, with high risk occupations advised to get antibody titers at that point to see if a booster is needed. Your booster should have benefit and few would ever suggest a full series with that history. ...Read more

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Can I get rabies if a potentionally rabid dog licked my acne wounds? (I can't check the dogs condition)

Theoretically yes ..: The rabies virus could be in the animal's saliva but the CDC says that if you are playing with the animal that is considered a provoked attack. It is when you have a none provoked attack that you have to worry about rabies. I don't know where your from but get in touch with the public health authorities in your area to discuss your situation soon. True rabies if you don't get vaccinated 100% fatal ...Read more

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Sir accidentally I got touched by the teeth of a street dog. I dont know if it was rabid or not.i want to know if I can get infected by rabies or not?

Sir accidentally I got touched by the teeth of a street dog. I dont know if it was rabid or not.i want to know if I can get infected by rabies or not?

Get the vaccine: get the vaccine, currently only five doses, if you weren't immunised before, better as well get rabies immunoglobulin together with the vaccine, gooluck ...Read more

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Got bitten by a possible rabid animal today received my 4th dose of rabies vaccine 6 days ago, do i need any more vaccine? i'm already having boosters

Not yet, 5 days: When bit by a possibly rapid animal, the animal should be quarantined by animal control. If necessary due to abnormal animal behavior, the animal shall be euthanized and the brain biopsied for rabies. This takes 48 hrs for results. You have 5 days from date of bite to start series if animal is positive for rabies. No longer. ...Read more

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I got my 4th dose of rabies vaccine a week ago now i'm getting another in 14-15 days, today i got bitten by a rabid animal, am i immunized already or?

I got my 4th dose of rabies vaccine a week ago now i'm getting another in 14-15 days, today i got bitten by a rabid animal, am i immunized already or?

Yes: Rabies postexposure prophylaxis should be administered using usually 4 doses of vaccine on days 0, 3, 7 and 14. Also the animal needs to be observed usually for 10 days if any symptom needs to be euthanized so rabies testing can be performed. If animal is healthy by 10 days then risk is low. ...Read more

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I already got immune g, rabies vaccine/booster Last week was when i the 4th dose. i got bitten again but this time by a rabid animal. arnt i immunized?

I already got immune g, rabies vaccine/booster Last week was when i the 4th dose. i got bitten again but this time by a rabid animal. arnt i immunized?

Yes: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more

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A rabid dog bit me, when I will I show symptoms for rabies?

Rabies: If you have been bitten by a rabid dog, go immediately to the emergency room as this is extemely dangerous. People bitten have a very high mortality rate unless proper treatment with anti-rabies shots are instituted very early. ...Read more

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If a potentially rabid dog scraped me with its claw without breaking the skin could I have rabies?

If a potentially rabid dog scraped me with its claw without breaking the skin could I have rabies?

No: Rabies is a virus transmitted via saliva through broken skin caused by a bite. The scenario you present could not cause rabies. ...Read more