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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)

Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. 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 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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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?

Probably not: If a person was bit by a rabid animal, and he got: his wound properly washed out, his rabies IgG properly given, and his rabies vaccines properly given, all within the recommended time periods, then he can presume that he will not get rabies. Nothing is 100% certain in life, but proper rabies treatment works. ...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