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If A Raccoon That Has Rabies Scratches You Can You Get Rabies
Unlikely: Rabies virus is transmitted in the saliva of the infected animal. It is unlikely that one would get rabies from a rabid raccoon scratch, unless the raccoon just licked his paws prior to scratching the person. Because rabies is a fatal disease, scratch victims should be evaluated by their doctors, and may end up getting vaccines just to be extra safe. ...Read more
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
Can you get rabies if you hold a baby raccoon that's been in captivity for 5 weeks? She scratched and buried her nose against me, but no broken skin.
Can you get rabies if you touch a bike tire shortly after it ran over road kill (raccoon) and you have a paper cut on your finger?
Unlikely: Very unlikely. Be careful with the bike, stay safe and consult your dr periodically. Best wishes. ...Read more
My friend was bit by a raccoon while attempting to get it out of her garage. Should she get rabies shots?
My cat was scratched by a raccoon. Is their a risk of the cat getting rabies. The raccoons are regulars around our deck and seem healthy.?
There was a raccoon on my kids playground today. They went in when they saw it and came back out when it was gone. Could they get any disease from playing on the playground where a raccoon has been? Particularly rabies.
Chance of getting rabies? Brother picked up trash after raccoon got in the can. He washed his hands but I touched the sink faucet then touched a scratch
Chance of rabies? Brother picked up trash, a raccoon kicked our can over. He washed his hands but I touched the faucet then touched a scratch on my leg
No: You would need to have come into direct contact with the raccoon and be bitten or scratched. Your brother is not in danger from picking up the trash and you are not in danger as a result of touching something that your brother touched. No need to worry. If your concerns continue, speak with your doctor about it. ...Read more
Can I get rabies from bringing in my trash cans? Raccoon got in trash a couple of weeks ago and I always have cracks in my hands from washing dishes
Could I get rabies if I stepped on wet grass where raccoons ate my garbage (food was everywhere) when I have wounds on my feet? (I was barefoot)
Could I get rabies if raccoons tore up my garbage and left it everywhere. I walked barefoot on the grass where it was with wounds on my feet. It rained?
Hello XStark. The rabies virus lives poorly outside the animal and inactivates quickly on surfaces. Therefore, it is not known to transmit via saliva left on surfaces and your exposure would not warrant rabies prophylaxis. If you are having symptoms that are concerning, it is important to seek immediate medical care. For future consults, my link is
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Can I get rabies from hitting a raccoon with car? Transfer from tires to shoes/pants in pouring rain? Through air vent? I have a small cut on hand!
Can you get rabies if a vaccinated dog scratches a rabid animal and then hours later scratches you and draws blood? I've been having symptoms
What symptoms?: When did this happen? How do you know the animal was rabid? Please ask again, and clarify. ...Read more
Can you get rabies if a vaccinated dog scratch a rodent trying to come through the wall and hours later scratched you and drew blood. This was 1mo ago?
Scratched by a cat 16 days ago, cat was fine for 4 days then she disappeared. I had 3 rabies shots 13 years ago and one rabies shot around 22 months ago. How many shots should I get now? (pakistan)
Ask your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
My friends dog has rabies shots. Something came out the wall and the dog clawed at it. Later that day it scratched me. Could I get rabies?
I got scratched by a domesticated cat. The owners say that he is current on his shots. I feel concerned about rabies. Should I get vaccinated?
My cat caught and killed a mouse in my yard, when I went to get my cat away from the mouse he scratched me (a little blood), worry about rabies?
My roommate was scratched (very lightly) by a stray cat the other day. Then a couple of days later I shared a drink with her. Could I get rabies from her?
Hard to say: Most local health departments keep track of the local rabies activity monitored by state labs. Domesticated pets are seldom a risk, but if there is rabies in the region and the cat can get outside, exposure can occur. If properly vaccinated, risk would be low. So there are specific points of missing information that limit my response. Infection/tetanus is a primary risk. You should call your doc. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My brother was trying to scare a squirrel & he got scratched so should he get rabies shots?
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. Squirrels, rodents and rabbits are unlikely to carry the virus ...Read more
Hi...i have been scratched by an outdoor cat few hours ago. It is a little scratch or puncture with no blood. Can I get infected with rabies?
Unlikely: If you are able to identify the cat, look for symptoms. There is no rabies reported in domestic animals. May sure you are up to date on your tetanus and get an antibiotic. Animal control can pick up the cat and do an assessment for rabies. Any concern and you will be treated. See CDC. GOV website. All the best. ...Read more
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