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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

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


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Can I pass rabies through kiss after a few hours after getting the vaccine?

Can I pass rabies through kiss after a few hours after getting the vaccine?

No: You are safe in this manner. The vaccine contains Rabies virus in a weakened form which can still allow your body to make antibodies against Rabies. It has been altered in the lab and reproduced in lab cells for the vaccine in this weakened form, amplifying the elements that your immune system can combat. It is not strong enough to give the disease itself. ...Read more

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Yesterday I rescued a stray kitten, who today has shown signs of rabies. I was kissing on his fur, head, holding him. Could I have contracted it?

Probably not: A rabies infection usually involves the breaking of the skin by a scratch or a bite. Take the kitten to a vet for check and be guided by his/her advise. ...Read more

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I get my rabies vaceens but inrwad that it will be in my blood for 2 years is that possible to transfer them while kiss or sex?

I get my rabies vaceens but inrwad that it will be in my blood for 2 years is that possible to transfer them while kiss or sex?

Not a problem: The vaccine does not give you a disease you can pass through sex or kissing.It helps your body develop an immune barrier so you don't get rabies for at least 2 yrs.It has no effect on your ability to engage in sex or kissing. ...Read more

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I gad my rabies vaceens 2 weeks ago bit inread that it goes away from My body in 2 years . I am really scare that wont be kiss or sexually for years p?

Confusing wording: The vaccine series promotes immune protection in your body that protects you for at least 2 years from the point of completion.If you are exposed to a rabid animal in that period you don't need to worry about rabies. You do not need to avoid kissing or sex, as this has nothing to do with your ability to engage in either. ...Read more

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If someone kissed someone with possible exposure to rabies (bat bite) before the full course of the PEP was finished could they contract rabies?

If someone kissed someone with possible exposure to rabies (bat bite) before the full course of the PEP was finished could they contract rabies?

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. 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

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I got my rabies vaceens all done but then i kissed my boyfriend i am really concerned about that he get the virus but appearently they said it is a low percentage but other then we cant give blood to another person for uone year is that mean are we still

I got my rabies vaceens all done but then i kissed my boyfriend i am really concerned about that he get the virus but appearently they said it is a low percentage but other then we cant give blood to another person for uone year is that mean are we still

Do not be: concerned about transmitting anything related to the rabies vaccine you received. Rabies is a non-live vaccine and poses no risk to the recipients of blood. I suspect the reason you may have been told to wait a year after the vaccine is if you sustained a bite which prompted the vaccine. Blood donation is deferred in this situation, being VERY cautious. Kissing is OK! ...Read more

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A car scrachted me then i started vaccine with suspect of rabies i got my first vaccine then i kissed my girlfriend so is that a risk to pass her?

A car scrachted me then i started vaccine with suspect of rabies i got my first vaccine then i kissed my girlfriend so is that a risk to pass her?

No: Many questions...surprised if you got rabies treatment for a cat scratch; almost always transmitted through a bite. If you are receiving prophylaxis/rabies vaccine to protect again future bites/exposures, also no concern with kissing. There is no transmission of disease from a human receiving rabies vaccine. I hope this helps. Stay well:) ...Read more