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Is it possible to get rabies from fleas?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eugene Ahn
Integrative Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
In the us most likely to get rabies from the bite of an unvaccinated mammal.
An under-appreciated risk are bats with case reports described of no direct skin trauma from the bat.

In brief: No
In the us most likely to get rabies from the bite of an unvaccinated mammal.
An under-appreciated risk are bats with case reports described of no direct skin trauma from the bat.
Dr. Eugene Ahn
Dr. Eugene Ahn
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Dr. Hasan Noubani
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: INO
Rabies is a viral infection that is transited by exposure to the saliva of the infected mammal.

In brief: INO
Rabies is a viral infection that is transited by exposure to the saliva of the infected mammal.
Dr. Hasan Noubani
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No, no case reported
Fleas transmit some diseases to humans, such as the bubonic plague, which can be found in CO, UT, NM, and AZ.
Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals. However, near the time of death, a rabid animal could have rabies virus in other parts of its body. Hypothetically, a flea could bite the animal just at the "right time", and then bite a human soon afterwards, and maybe transmit the virus.

In brief: No, no case reported
Fleas transmit some diseases to humans, such as the bubonic plague, which can be found in CO, UT, NM, and AZ.
Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals. However, near the time of death, a rabid animal could have rabies virus in other parts of its body. Hypothetically, a flea could bite the animal just at the "right time", and then bite a human soon afterwards, and maybe transmit the virus.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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