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Do squirrels carry rabies?

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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management

In brief: Not usual

Squirrels are almost never found to be infected with the rabies virus.
Squirrels also have not been known to cause rabies in humans within the United States. Bites from a squirrel are not considered a risk for rabies unless the animal was sick or behaving in an unusual manner, and rabies is widespread in the area.

In brief: Not usual

Squirrels are almost never found to be infected with the rabies virus.
Squirrels also have not been known to cause rabies in humans within the United States. Bites from a squirrel are not considered a risk for rabies unless the animal was sick or behaving in an unusual manner, and rabies is widespread in the area.
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