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Chances of contracting rabies - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
Doctor :   It shows you have moved away from the chat, so I close the window. Please log in again if you need further medical advice.
User :   hello
Doctor :   proceed
User :   i just had a simple question.. is rabies contracted through ways other than bites?
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   saliva
Doctor :   r u there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice.
User :   i was asking because at a picnic i was at my son ate from a plate of food that was covered with foil but had been clawed at by a squirrel
Doctor :   no problems
User :   i was worried that it was possible that the animal had rabies
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   its fune
Doctor :   fine
User :   should i get him checked? or is there no way for rabies for rabies to be contracted that way.?
Doctor :   no need
User :   okay thank you
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