does this mean alarm for rabies?
i am a health freak so i am asking this ridiculous question but forgive me... there is a small kitten where i live and i saved it from a tree. it has been 5 days since it stratched my hand. my hand did not bleed from its small paws but rabies is a dangerous illness after all... does this situation carry any risk?
- JohnLv 711 months ago
you are most likely fine. while cats can carry rabies and due to their grooming habits saliva can be on their claws, a little kitten would have shown signs of rabies pretty quickly so if it seemed like a normal cat it likely was.
- JazSincLv 711 months ago
Good news! You don't have rabies.
Bad news! You should wash your hands anyway.
- MARKLv 711 months ago
Do you want flowers at your funeral or a donation in lieu to charity?
- CaseyLv 711 months ago
if it did, it's too late for you to do anything anyway. Rabies is 100% fatal and if you come in potential contact with it you have HOURS to get to a hospital and get the vaccines.
That being said, a scratch won't transmit rabies. Its transferred via saliva. Also rabies is extremely rare. animals aren't just walking around carrying rabies.
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- Anonymous11 months ago
Rabies is present in saliva, not in the claws. If you are concerned then go see a doctor. Rabies is an incurable disease and only a vaccine given early can prevent it.
- PearlLv 711 months ago
i dont think that kitten was alive long enough to catch rabies, if youre not having any problems i wouldnt worry about it
- 11 months ago
You can't get rabies from a cat scratch. You need the saliva from a rabid animal to come into contact with your blood - usually from a bite. If you'd caught rabies, tetanus or even "cat scratch fever" 5 days ago, you'd be showing symptoms by now.