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If a squirrel bites you, is it just funny or a threat to your health?
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Can be dangerous
Bites from wild animals such as squirrels can be dangerous.
Although the risk of rabies and tetanus is low these wounds can easily become infected. A squirrel bite should be cleaned well and should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Can be dangerous
Bites from wild animals such as squirrels can be dangerous.
Although the risk of rabies and tetanus is low these wounds can easily become infected. A squirrel bite should be cleaned well and should be evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Not funny
No bites from squirrels have been documented to transmit rabies to humans in the us.
The wound should be cleansed and tetanus status needs to be assessed. According to j.P. Wyatt, normally prophylactic antibiotics are not required unless there is involvement of deep structures.

In brief: Not funny
No bites from squirrels have been documented to transmit rabies to humans in the us.
The wound should be cleansed and tetanus status needs to be assessed. According to j.P. Wyatt, normally prophylactic antibiotics are not required unless there is involvement of deep structures.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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