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Victim of road rage incident, aggressor spat in eye, no redness or swelling. Possibility of disease contraction through saliva?

I was recently the victim of a road rage incident where the aggressor spat in my eye about 3 days ago. I immediately flushed my eye (within about 3 min) with tap water and have been monitoring it since. I had the police take a report but they couldn t find the driver nor have I heard from a detective on the case. I notice no redness or swelling , no seepage or noticeable difference to my other eye. I am still concerns with possible diseases this man may have had in his saliva . Should I go to a doctor for preventative action?
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Hi . Being the victim of a road rage incident can be very traumatic in itself so you would probaly be pleaseed to know that the risk of conrtacting any disease from the unknown person is so negligible that you may ingore it. Infections transmitted through saliva that are of concern are HIV, Hepatitis B and C. The saliva has to contain some amount of blood however and should have have come in contact through a skin puncture or if the person bit or scratched you. Risk of infectious transmission through the eyes, mouth or nose is almost too minimal to be concerned about.
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