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Can rabies be transmitted from a small cat bite?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Perhaps

Of all animals, rabid cats are probably the most aggressive so they are not likely to just bite you, but maul you.
Rabies can be transmit from expose to a rabid cat.

In brief: Perhaps

Of all animals, rabid cats are probably the most aggressive so they are not likely to just bite you, but maul you.
Rabies can be transmit from expose to a rabid cat.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. James Ferguson
Domestic household cats are rarely affected but feral cats may be a significant risk.Local authorities often can provide info on presence of rabies in the region . Keeping an un- vaccinated cat caged for observation or study may be needed.
Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Cats are not considered rabid.
Bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes are important sources of infection for humans.

In brief: No

Cats are not considered rabid.
Bats, raccoons, skunks, foxes, and coyotes are important sources of infection for humans.
Dr. Jay Park
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