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Is It Possible To Get Rabies From Fleas
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
Yes: Yes it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
From infected saliva: In the U.S., people can catch rabies from the bites of infected animals. The virus is in the saliva of the rabid animals. In the U.S., the animals that carry rabies are raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. However, any mammal can become infected and transmit it to other mammals. ...Read more
Quite likely: If one gets infected with rabies, he has an incubation period in which he shows no symptoms. When symptoms begin, he will feel some flu-like symptoms. Then comes the bad brain symptoms, with some erratic violent behavior plus foaming at the mouth, and death some days later from paralysis and coma. The flu-like symptoms can last days to a week or so, and the rabid behavior another week or so. ...Read more
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
? tested?: You don't get tested for rabies. If the animal is caught, it is either quarantined or the brain sent to the state lab for testing. That is a health department/animal control issue. If you think you are exposed you either get the vaccine or not depending on local health department assessment. They have & decide who gets the vaccine & how to cover costs. ...Read more
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
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
My friend was bit by a raccoon while attempting to get it out of her garage. Should she get rabies shots?
If I get the rabies shot will it protect against a previous exposure to it or will I have to get the series of shots?
Bit by cat over 3 years ago, am I still at risk for rabies. Should I still get the shot to make sure I don't get it? Help im scared.
If you get rabies by maybe some small bite that you didn't notice etc. And the symptoms only show up months later, is it too late by then?
Last rabies question... Once early symptoms begin, can someone get better before it gets worse, or does it usually just go downhill from there?
Rabies: Usually a continuum of symptoms. No honeymoon phase. All the best. ...Read more
Can I get rabies from clealing a bowl a stary cat salvated in. I feed this stray cat every day and it started hissing at me, it might have rabies.?
See below: The virus transmission is mainly through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal and organ transplantation with saliva of infected animal ...Read more
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
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