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I cut my finger while cleaning a squirrel. Its a minor cut & thoroughly washed my hands. I put triple antibiotic ointment on it. Anything else?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: Sounds ok

Watch the outcome.

In brief: Sounds ok

Watch the outcome.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Tetanus shot?

You might need one.
There is not much info on zoonoses (infections spread from animals to man) related to squirrels. They rarely if ever carry rabies, may well carry leptospirosis, and could be carriers of tularemia. If you become febrile or the wound develops infection, see your doc. Squirrels can also be a reservoir for plague but the disease is not found in Michigan.

In brief: Tetanus shot?

You might need one.
There is not much info on zoonoses (infections spread from animals to man) related to squirrels. They rarely if ever carry rabies, may well carry leptospirosis, and could be carriers of tularemia. If you become febrile or the wound develops infection, see your doc. Squirrels can also be a reservoir for plague but the disease is not found in Michigan.
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