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How is rabies transmitted? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Mar-2014
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I went to Vet Clinclic for Rabies shots for the pet.

I have not touched any places in Vet Clinic. Does it cause Rabies. I am feeling tingling my tounge
Doctor:it does not cause rabies in any ways
User:after reading about the Rabies
Doctor:Be rest assured that you would not get rabies this way
User:I am totally concerned
Doctor:it is only through the bite of infected dog or animal that one can get rabies
User:Does animal scratch cause rabies
Doctor:yes, it can provided the animal should be infected with rabies, and the scratch should cause bleeding on the skin
User:The animal what my friend carried was yet to be vaccinated
Doctor:how old is the pet?
User:Pet is 4 years
User:I told him to vaccinate it
Doctor:did you get a scratch or bite from the pet?
User:Also my daughter came along with me. She was pushed by the dog
User:After that , I took the soap using a cotton and cleaned the very small scrath using the cotton
Doctor:pushing does not cause infection with rabies
User:And got her vaccinated immediately
Doctor:nothing to worry
User:But my worry is I have not touched the dog
User:But I am feeling tingling senstation in my tounge
User:Does this incident provide any Rabies infection to me
User:Can I get vaccination now
Doctor:No way
Doctor:it cannot cause infection in you
Doctor:Your tingling feeling is unrelated to the dog
Doctor:Sure, you can get vaccinated anytime
User:In the internet, I saw tingling sensation occurs as the first symtom
User:That's why I am concerned
Doctor:no, it is not the case in you
Doctor:Since you did not even touch the dog
User:But touched the Vet Drawer to get the cotton
User:and washed the hands after that
Doctor:that is fine
Doctor:no transmission occurs this way
User:Shall I take the Rabies Vaccination for the precaution
Doctor:go ahead
User:My son touched the dog and cleaned his hands after that
User:Does it a concern
Doctor:there is no concern for your son as well
User:Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:just touching does not transmit the infection
Doctor:my pleasure
User:I am feeling better now
User:Still the pet is also looking good after 6 days
Doctor:As I said, there is no worry
Doctor:please relax
Doctor:you would not get rabies neither would your children
User:Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor:Seems like the pet is healthy and uninfected with rabies
Doctor:so, there is absolutely no chances to get it
User:It still roams around the street
User:Thanks for the advice the doctor
Doctor:you are welcome
User:Shall I leave now
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Wish you good health
Doctor:Bye for now
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