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Rabies Non Bite Exposure
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
Can I get rabies from puncture wound on shin by outdoor house cat bite although I'm vaccinated and so is the cat?
Depends on situation: In the us, domesticated animals are considered low risk for transmitting rabies & owners vaccinate their pets to avoid the disease. Wild cats with outside exposure might pose a risk.Local health authorities keep track of rabies activity within the region & the animals involved. I suggest you contact your local health authority for guidance in this matter. ...Read more
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIV transmission: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, sometimes: Touching a rabid animal doesn't always transmit rabies. However, rabies is fatal, so anyone who touches a known rabid animal should talk with a doctor. If a person touches a rabid animal's saliva, either directly or by touching a part of the animal that the animal was licking, then he has virus on his hands. The virus can then enter his body through the eyes, nose, mouth, or wounds in the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have numerous flea bites which came from a wild raccoon. Is there any possibility of contracting rabies from the flea bites?
Rabies: is not transmitted by fleas.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?
RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more
No.: Rabid dogs don't cough or sneeze - they foam at the mouth, act crazy, and bite people. Rabies is very rare in dogs in this country, now that rabies shots are required by law pretty much everywhere - but if you see a stray dog acting strangely, don't get anywhere near enough to be sneezed on by it - call the cops! ...Read more
Does an 8wko playful nipping pup pose a rabies threat? 2yng for shots. No outside rabies exposure. Nip mark on arm isn't even noticeable (tiny dot).
The first 4 days after being bitten by an unvaccinated dog, could my saliva be infective of rabies to people or animals?
It depends...: ...On the tick. Deer ticks, for example, are often the carriers of the bacteria associated with lyme disease, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition associated with heart, joint and other difficulties. Wood ticks can carry the bacteria that cause rocky mountain spotted fever. Other tick bites are totally harmless and can cause only local irritation. Ultimately it depends on the tick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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