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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi there, maybe you can put my mind at ease. I was removing a mouse from a mouse trap last night, and I didnt directly touch the mouse, I used a pair of plyers to remove the trap and dispose of it. However afterwards I realized that I had a very small scratch on my left hand. I did not come into any direct contact with the mouse, and I am pretty sure I simply scrapped my hand off a shelf, but I am just paranoid! I don't need to get a rabies shot do I?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Did you have any bleeding or was there a trace of blood over the rash?
User :   it was not bleeding out of the wound, it was just red
User :   it was about the size of 2 small pin pricks
User :   as if I just rubbed against something hard
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   In that case you are safe
Doctor :  
Even else there is no danger
User :   Ok, so I don't need to get a shot or anything?
Doctor :  
No need
User :   Great, thank you, I was just getting very paranoid
User :   thank you for your time
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User :   I did
User :   take care
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