Rabies?

  1. Anyone know what animals transmit rabies?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   shudokan-RN
    I did a google search/rabies, the CDC has a great site
    Happy Hunting http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies [/URL]
    Last edit by shudokan-RN on Apr 1, '03
  4. by   caroladybelle
    Raccoons, Cats, Dogs, Possums, Mice, Rats, Bats - most warm blooded mammals can transmit the disease though it is rarer is ome than others, I believe.

    I sustained a raccoon bite recently - and took the shots.

    Does anyone know how long the immunity lasts?

    As well as other illnesses carried by Raccoons? Developed systemic sepsis within 12 hours of the bite.
    Last edit by caroladybelle on Apr 2, '03
  5. by   teeituptom
    infected ones
  6. by   delirium
  7. by   lpnbhw
    im not to sure about rabies since i do work with geriatrics but, i can say i was bitten by a stray puppy in my neighborhood and the shots are a pain in the a-- literally. haha take care
  8. by   RainbowSkye
    Actually, I don't think rodents transmit rabies. I'll look it up.
    We had a guy in our er need rabies immunization because of a rabid donkey bite. Go figure.
  9. by   RNonsense
    Isn't a bat a rodent???
    Fargin mouse with wings and nasty little teeth...
  10. by   itsme
    Bats also have beady little eyes and hair and ick!!! they fly at you and are so icky!! Yes they are rodents!! The worst kind ever!! they eat mosquitoes? My a** they do! we had bats terrible here, and also had tons of mosquitoes. I think bats are nasty!!!! ICK!!!!
  11. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Wildlife accounts for 90% of confirmed US cases of rabies:
    Bats (most common)
    Raccoons
    Skunks
    Foxes
    Coyotes
    Bobcats

    Domestic sources - treat if rabid or suspected rabid:
    Cats
    Dogs
    Livestock

    Rodents not natural carriers:
    Squirrels
    Hamsters
    Guinea pigs
    Gerbils
    Chipmunks
    Rats
    Mice
    Rabbits
    Hares

    Human to human transmission possible via corneal transplant

    Source 5 Minute Emergency Consult

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