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Can You Get Rabies From A Dog Bite
CDC data: Rabies is fatal, but very rare. In 2010, there were only 2 cases in the us, both caused by bats. Here is the cdc's 2010 data on rabies in wild animals by region. As you can see, raccoons top the list of most common carrier, especially on the east coast. In the midwest and west, the skunk is the more common carrier. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/wild_animals.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hard to say.: One cannot easily do studies to measure this but it seems like perhaps a third or so of those bitten will get rabies if nothing is done. Higher risk when bitten on the face by the rabid dog. Of course, the risk of getting rabies is zero if the dog doesn't have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER: I have no information about costs but i would recommend being seen at your local emergency department. ...Read more
Not from the rabies: If the dog is really up to date. There are a variety of other germs that could provide a significant risk if the wound gets infected. ...Read more
Dog bite me but the wound is super shallow and did not puncture skin. It really looks like nothing. Should I be concerned for rabies for anything?
Probably not: If there is no open wound (i.e. it didn't puncture the skin) then it's unlikely that you would have contracted rabies. If the dog is a pet of yours or someone you know, you can find out if they're up to date on their shots. If not (but they are someone's pet), usually you just watch the dog for symptoms of rabies. Call animal control for full guidelines, if you're worried see MD. ...Read more
Can rabies dog bite pass through jeans? I was bitten by my dog but there arent any holes in my jeans but there is a wound.
Low risk, but...: Most likely the rabies virus would not be transmitted through cloth, if the cloth wasn't penetrated. However, you must not take the chance. According to WHO, the Philippines is one of the top 10 countries in rabies frequency. If your dog was not vaccinated against rabies and if there is any doubt about the dog's health, contact health authorities and see your doctor ASAP for professsional advice. ...Read more
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