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Is It Possible To Get Rabies From Fleas
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
Extremely unlikely: Rabies here is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats, which all can transmit rabies to cats, dogs, and livestock. A mammal can become infected with rabies. The virus is in saliva. In order to get rabies from a duck, the duck would have to be bitten by a rabid mammal. Then, the human would have to touch the wound and transfer some residual saliva into his own eyes, nose, or mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Theoretically yes: It is theoretically possible to transmit rabies from infected saliva of a rabid animal to your mucus membranes without a cut. However this is very uncommon. If u know dog, find out if it is up to date with rabies vaccine or have dog evaluated. Sure beats getting multiple rabies vaccines. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you don't get post exposure pep for rabies untill 12 days after the possible exposure what are the chances of it working?
Is it possible for your cats to get rabies and give it to you when both family and cats haven't left england worrying about it to much.
Calm thoughts: These are questions for your family veterinarian as well as healthtap. Your cats should be vaccinated against rabies on the schedule your vet recomm. You can't catch rabies without you yourself receiving a bite from a mammal with rabies (or a corneal transplant from someone with rabies, only literature example). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals. A person catches it by being bit or by getting the virus into his eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds. It is very unlikely that a person walking barefoot would unfortunately walk on top of a bat's drool, and have the bat drool get into wounds on the bottom of his feet. However, if one thinks this truly happened, he can ask his dr. For rabies shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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