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My dog bit me & slightpunctured skin. He hasnt had his booster rabies shot. We have wild rats in backyard. Can rats carry rabies? Do I need rabies vac
Decision making: A number of factors exist here. What was the circumstance around the bite? Unprovoked? How is your dog behaving? Normally? Has the dog been previously vaccinated? Are you located in an area where rabies is found in raccoons etc? All this aside, any warm blooded animal can get rabies but mice, rats and squirrels are almost never rabid since they do not survive the bite that would transmit it. ...Read more
Do house dogs carry rabies if not infected by outdoor animal? Friends's dog snapped at me but left no bite/broken skin/wound. Should i worry?
Not Rabies: No. You should not worry. You have no injury and you have a story that confirms a normal 'exposure' if you did have an injury. ...Read more
Rabies in Canada: Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Canada, it is not a major risk. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).People who will be working with or around animals (wildlife professionals and researchers). ...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
Domestic pomalion dog causes rabies through touches the shoes by his nails? if i am received full vaccination course of anti rabies vaccine last month
Almost never: Small rodents like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs including rabbits and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/other.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Completed my rabies vaccine 5 days ago (no allergic reaction) now i have flu can the vaccine cause rabies? animal bitten me is alive! given VaxiRab-N
Bitten by barn cat on outside of thumb. Pretty sure cat rabis vacc. Not puncture. More sliced. What would recommend? Last tetanus shot was in 2006.
Cat bite: Clean the area thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and running water. Apply hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball. Keep in place for at least 10 minutes. Repeat washing with running water and antibacterial soap Reapply hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes. Repeat a third time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kids were playing with an unvaccinated dog in Mexico, even though they weren't bitten by the dog, should I worry about rabies?
Cat overdue for rabies vaccine. Outdoor cat, scratches puppy sometimes. If puppy bites me when playing, should I be concerned? Vaccinate cat and self?
See below: So rabies is transmitted through saliva, not a scratch. However, it would be very wise of you to get both the cat and puppy (when old enough according to the vet) vaccinated for rabies and maintain that vaccine as recommended (rabies is devastating to them too). The puppy nipping at you is not likely to give you rabies. You don't need to be vaccinated unless you're bit by an unknown animal. ...Read more
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Passed 61day after cat dissection expose.Took rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed.Still tingling&twitching in body after vaccine.Is itprob?
Think you are likely: Going to be fine. Yes, i know it is now 2 months, and you have received vaccines, but this is indeed a scary risk. Would recommend you work with infectious disease specialist here, not a neurologist. You may be experiencing some anxiety and vaccine rxtns all in one, but cdc reported last rabies case in us human in 2007, and that one not inoculated. By the way, cat incidence thrice that of dogs. ...Read more
Stuck finger in friends dogs cage/ not a nice dog but has shots and he went to bite but i moved. Felt his teeth/mouth graze finger. No bite. Rabies?
Chances VERY low : If no break in the skin, not much chance of infection without it. However, the virus that causes rabies is found in saliva of the animal--if hands were washed well with soap and water--still very low risk. Better to question motive: why stick fingers in caged animal's reach--especially one that doesn't know/like you. You were lucky this time... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rabies in wildlife: Yes- rabies is found all over the U.S. in wildlife (except the state of Hawaii). Fortunately human rabies is extremely rare- but the possibility exists for transmission to humans if we are not careful. Keeping pets vaccinated and Respecting wild life is important (Note mammals are the reservoirs for the virus- esp bats and wild carnivores like coyotes). Education is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I got bit by my dog on accident last Monday and it’s Monday today if he had rabies wouldnt it have killed him and should I be worried about rabies?
Odd question: Why would you wait a week to ask about a disease that can kill you ? Yes, rabid animals usually die within 4-5 days after inflicting a bite. Human incubation is usually much longer. Your local health department will know if there is any rabies in the region & what you should do after such a bite. If the dog had his shots it wouldn't be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once the tingling and burning occur in rabies does that mean it’s to late and how long does it take for those symptoms?
Hard to say: The cited expected incubation for human rabies is 20-60 days, but some fulmanent cases appear as early as 6 days after exposure. If the symptoms are really derived from rabies and not some other issue, it is likely too late for routine post exposure treatment to prevent rabies from progressing. ...Read more
Many things: Incubation time is from 3-7 weeks (historically) but can occur as early as 10 days after exposure. Symptoms may include: anxiety, tension, drooling, convulsions, exaggerated sensation or pain at bite site, excitability, loss of sensation and muscle function, fevers to 102, muscle spasms, swallowing problems, numbness and tingling. Rarely do people with the disease survive, even if treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost certainly so: Rabies, once symptoms present is (with one documented exception) 100% fatal. Fortunately is is very rare in humans in the United States. If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to rabies virus through a bite from, or contact with, a diseased animal it is imperative that you seek immediate medical care. Of course, prompt vacinnation prevents this fatal outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rabid rats?: Small rodents like squirrels, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chipmunks, rats, and mice) and lagomorphs including rabbits and hares are almost never found to be infected with rabies and have not been known to transmit rabies to humans, according to the CDC. This is partly due to the fact that smaller animals attacked by larger rabid predators rarely survive the attack to begin with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vacc. & dog catchers: Vaccines are the best way to prevent rabies in the U.S.. Dogs, cats, and other pet mammals should all be vaccinated. Animal control is important. There should be no dogs on the loose anywhere in the U.S.. Worldwide, about 55, 000 die of rabies each year, with almost all of them due to dog bites. Rabies is preventable if an exposed person properly gets his wound washed and gets his shots in time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High!: Roughly 36% of the world’s rabies deaths occur in india each year, most of those when children come into contact with infected dogs.Rabies is caused by a virus that is transmitted to humans through the infected saliva of a range of animals. But most human deaths follow a bite by, or exposure to, an infected dog. ...Read more
Check CDC website.: Check the cdc website at: http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/ this is the best singlesource information site for the latest vaccine requirements and health recommendations for world wide travellers. Be forewarned if rabies vaccines are required then it will be a series of 4 or 5 shots before you go, given in a strict timed sequence over several weeks. Sounds like you are planning ahead already though. ...Read more