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Old 01-02-2008, 10:05 PM
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Hi All

My brother was scratch by a street rat without bleeding andf just a skin scratch. Now is there anybody in the forum can say wheather he need the anti-rabies injection or not?

Please Advice..

Kolkata- India
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:38 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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well did the rat just come up and scatch him? Was the rat trying to run away and scratched him in the process? Was the Rat mad and scratched him, if so why was the rat mad (did you do something to it)... be honest its vital...or did it just get mad for no reason.... give us some details you stated you question very vague.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:31 AM
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I believe it is much more sensive to ask a medical doctor on a potentially serious matter. I do not think it should be dealt with on an internet message board. City-Data does not even specialise in medicine. Can you not ask a medical doctor? From what I know wild rats almost never carry rabies.

Cleaning the wound can prevent infection. Look for signs of wound infection such as redness and fever. If the bite was near a joint monitor swelling. Definitely seek medical attention if that is the case and the wound is worsening.

I have not heard of or read any documentation about the transmission of rabies to humans as a consequence of rodent bites.

Last edited by internat; 01-03-2008 at 01:44 AM..
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:37 AM
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I would say 100% seek medical advice, not a msg board.


Wild Rats and Disease
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:45 PM
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And on that note from various posters.......thread closed.

Go see a doctor!
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