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Is it possible to get rabies from fleas?

Is it possible to get rabies from fleas?

No: In the us most likely to get rabies from the bite of an unvaccinated mammal. An under-appreciated risk are bats with case reports described of no direct skin trauma from the bat. ...Read more

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Rabies (Definition)

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


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Is it possible to get rabies from kissing someone who has rabies?

Is it possible to get rabies from kissing someone who has rabies?

Yes: Rabies is transmitted by exposure to the infected saliva whetter kissing or otherwise. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rabies if a dog licks your arm with no cut?

Is it possible to get rabies if a dog licks your arm with no cut?

Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely if there was not an open wound.

You should wash the arm throughly just to be sure.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/exposure/type. Html ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?

Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, if a domesticated animal. Is the source of the bite, the animal is quarantined for a week to make sure no symptoms develop. ...Read more

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How can people get rabies?

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

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When should I get a rabies shot?

Exposure: If you are bitten by an undocumented animal like a stray dog that cannot be caught and observed, or if there is immediate contact with a wild creature, especially bats, foxes, skunks and raccoons. Other creatures can always carry rabies, but these are the most common. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rabies?

What are the ways to get rabies?

Rabid animals: Normally, you get it from being bitten by an animal with rabies. Spelunkers (people who explore caves) can also get it from inhaling the bat guano (feces) in the cave. ...Read more

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Will I turn violent if I get rabies?

Will I turn violent if I get rabies?

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

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Can my child get rabies from my pet cat?

Can my child get rabies from my pet cat?

Yes, if cat is rabid: Rabies in the U.S. Is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. These wild animals can transmit rabies to cats, dogs, and livestock. Any mammal can become infected with rabies. The virus is in the saliva of the infected animal. ...Read more

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How did rabies first get transmitted to humans?

Pre history: Who could answer this question? Animal bites have occurred sine the dawn of man and the reservoir of infectious rabies virus has probably existed just as long ...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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What could happen if a wolf bit you? Can you get rabies?

Transmission of: rabies from wolves to humans is not common. Although a wolf could become infected by rabies - it does not serve as a reservoir. There are few attacks by rabid wolves in North America. There are still a limited number of cases reported in the Middle East. ...Read more

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Is there a place to get tested for rabies if no insurance?

? 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

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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