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Can I get Rabies from Birds?

Can I get Rabies from Birds Too since I have a friend who has a lot of birds one day I was playing with one and that one bit me deep into my thumb the wound closed off soon no problem with that there is no pain too, and I have no problem using my thumb, so is there a possibility that I could have Rabies!!
Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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The birds are not known to carry the rabies virus .But it has been experimentally induced in birds.
Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
rabies is present only in canine animals. You have nothing to worry about as long as ranies is concerned
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Vivek Agarwala's  Response
No, Rabies has not been reported to have been caused through birds. Hope it wasnt a Bat !
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Hi

Rabies for all practical purposes does not spread by bird bite. When did the bird bit you?
You should be worrying about Tetanus more than rabies at this point.Please get Tetanus vaccination done as soon as possible.


Take care.
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1. Birds,insects,lizards,fish,,snakes and turtles never get rabies.
2.,they would most likely die from the bite itself.
3.only mammals carry rabies.
General & Family Physician Dr. Akshith's  Response
hello and welcome to healthcare magic.
rabies is not transmitted by birds but yes you should get your tetanus shots if you have not got yourself completely immunized and make sure to keep the wound clean and properly taken care of.
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Hi, Welcome to Healthcaremagic!
Rabies is a disease of higher mammals. Birds, or even rats cannot transmit it. As per Dr Phalguna's advice, consider tetanus immunization.
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dr.anand dwivedi's  Response
Hi, there is never chance after bird biting
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