Can I get rabies if a stray cat was walking around in my room, someone let that in

Can I get rabies if a stray cat was walking around in my room, someone let that in
I don't know what it touched or if it haves anything but still, what if rabies traces were left by it, and I touch it now?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    as long as you didn't breath in any of the rabies air you're fine, if not you're fricked

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I once got bit by a Pitbull when I was 7.
    I was walking with my mom, when 2 unhinged Pitbulls owned by two dumb lazy Black folks who left their gate open allowed them to escape and harass me and my mom.
    My mom tried taking a stand against the two shitbulls while the dumb Black folk just watched.
    Unfortunately one of the pitbulls snuck around my mother and bit me on the back of my legs.
    I ran across the street trying to get behind someones car in traffic for protection.
    My mom ran after me and the pitbulls fricked off, and I assume the nig owners finally restrained them.
    It was only later that I realize the shitbull gave me nice deep bite marks and I told my mom and she called the ambulance
    The doctors said that the dogs might have rabies because of course the Black folk didn't vacinate their pits.
    So I pussied out and agreed to take the shots because I didn't want to die so young
    They injected 20 shots in the area I was bit, and it hurt like hell.
    I remember I had to take three consecutive trips to the hospital over the span of three days to get all 20 shots
    I saw the other commenter say that you needed 17 belly shots, but I never got that treatment.
    Ever since that day I never trusted dogs again
    Everytime I look at a loose dog my first instinct is to panic and get on the defensive.
    Pic is unrelated dog

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I got my CC because of pitbulls. My neighbors have 3 pits and whenever somebody goes near their house they charge across the yard barking like mad until they stop at the invisible fence. Since then a couple of other neighbors have gotten pitbulls and on more than one occasion they have gotten out and one got flung down the street after running out in front of a car (lol). But seriously. Frick pitbull owners. They all deserve to be burned alive.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >But seriously. Frick pitbull owners
        agreed, 99% of them would be the worst dog owners regardless, and they pick the worst dog. You should have to have a license and be some certified trainer to own a pitbull.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I was reluctant to add this but my mom decided to get a pitbull. Biggest stupidest most aggressive dog iv ever seen and its un neutered. She keeps it locked in a crate most of the day, baby talking to it and on more than one occasion its either growled or bared its teeth at her and in response she starts giving him treats. I asked her what the hell she was thinking and she responded "I give him treats because Louie cannot be mad if he's eating his favorite treat". I was floored, It was the stupidest thing I ever heard her say in my entire life.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >average pitbull owner
            You're mom, her friend, or a nearby toddler is 100 percent going to become chow.

            I will say my friend had a lab pitbull mix, and it was the best dog I'd ever met. Friendly, nice, and the most well trained dog I've ever encountered. They were good owners and trained her, but I think she got some good genes from both breeds.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t discriminate against dogs because of shitbulls. Those fricking worthless mutants are dogs like dogs are fish. I love dogs, all dogs, collies labs huskies shepherds terriers and even mastiffs, and i still fricking hate pitbulls. If i see one running free anywhere near my ranch i shoot that worthless rat.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why are rabies shots supposed to be painful?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      That's been outdated for a while
      >The now-obsolete series of 17 painful injections into the stomach muscles that constituted the standard regimen in the mid-20th century wouldn’t induce many people to wax nostalgic. But because the disease is rare in humans and the number of people vaccinated low, local hospital officials say common knowledge has not yet caught up to the fact that by 1980, the vaccine administration became much less severe.

      >Nowadays, treatment for a person with suspected rabies exposure comprises two initial shots and three to follow-up -- no stomachs involved.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it still one hundred percent deadly?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      because its a virus and it attacks your brain

      Wasn't there at lest one instance of late-stage rabies treatment working? It was extremely risky though iirc.

      yes, but changes it to a "chance at not death" vs "not death"

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      It liquefies your brain and nervous system. It's pretty hard to come back from that unfortunately. And unfortunately even if we could magically zap you with a ray that instantly removes any trace of the virus from your body once you start showing symptoms, you'd still quite likely die of the encephalopathy that it's already kicked off by that point.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You better hope not. Rabies treatment is painful.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Rabies treatment only works if you suspect you have gotten it after a bite or something anyway. If OP would contract it just from being in the room he would only notice it once symptoms start showing, and at that point he is marked for death with no chance to cure it.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Always seemed weird to me that rabies treatment is so limited. Did people just stop research because it's not as common anymore?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Rabies is extremely prevalent in a lot of the world, it's just very rare in the US and europe due to an EXTREMELY intensive testing and animal bite tracking program in the former and a lack of major endemic presence in most of the latter. In India rabies kills around 20,000 people every year, and around 60,000 people die of rabies annually worldwide.
          Unfortunately treatment is limited because what else are you supposed to do? Like most viruses you can only stop it from infecting cells in the body by priming an immune response. Once it's established the only thing you can do is let the immune system duke it out with the virus until one wins. The unfortunate fact is that unlike a lot of more common viruses rabies is ALWAYS the one who wins when it comes to that.

          Sidenote: if you're in the Americas and you ever wake up after sleeping and find a bat in your room (or tent if you're camping) or if you ever handle a wild bat in daylight in general then you should go to a hospital and get the shots ASAP. Bats are the primary reservoir for rabies in the Americas and their fangs are so small that people often won't even be able to tell if they've been bitten. Several rabies cases have been transmitted by rabid bats biting people while they slept with the people simply chalking the extremely small wounds up to a scratch that they got by moving around in their sleep. If you wake up with a bat in your room, hospital. They'll never let themselves be seen by humans in the first place unless something's seriously wrong.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Like a permanent vaccine for rabies or something like we get when we're little toddler morons

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              I'm no expert but the internet says that they're not given to everyone is because they're expensive to manufacture and aren't covered by insurance for preventative use. I love living in a country where medical decisions are made by people who don't have any medical training in the name of cost. I'm sure the parents of the 6 year old who died of rabies in 2018 would be very glad to know that the insurance company saved $1100 by not immunizing him .

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >and a lack of major endemic presence in most of the latter
            They vaccinated their wildlife

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          because rabies, like the holocough or hiv, is a virus, you cannot cure a virus, because its not a "living" creature, it cant really be classified as an animal

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          When I was growing up, a skunk wondered into my back yard in broad daylight and attacked my jack Russel terrier. My brother shot the skunk from the back door and we called animal services since we suspected rabies. Our entire family had to get shots even though none of us came within 50 feet of the skunk or dog after the attack. Rabies is very common in different animal populations in America but people get treatment for being on the same football field as an animal the shows any signs of rabies instead of waiting for symptoms.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Well if the options are "take painful shots" or "roll dice to not die horribly", is it a surprise most people take the former?

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            if youre showing symptoms of rabies, its a basically a death sentence, so if the options are "die" or "not die", normal people who dont want to die will pick "not die", also incubation time averages 1 to 3 months which is a long time before it kills you

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              Wasn't there at lest one instance of late-stage rabies treatment working? It was extremely risky though iirc.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Yes and it works so rarely you may as well not bother. I'd personally just eat a bullet.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                The one lady who has definitively been proven to have survived the Milwaukee protocol (basically where doctors put you into a medically induced coma and pump you full of antivirals that don't really work) had to learn to eat, speak, and walk again due to the extent of the brain damage that she suffered from both the virus and the treatment. It's ridiculously risky, but I guess it's arguably better than dying.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                There are some villages in Peru where 1 in 7 people are resistant to Rabies, still for most people it is a terrible way to die.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                I assumed that there'd be people resistant to rabies who got infected but it just never progressed to the point of symptoms

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                In the article I saw they still weren’t sure if it was genetic, diet/environmental or they just get exposed to it in small amounts so they develop immunity. Not that they had much choice living in the middle of nowhere. Basically get sick and die because you are not getting to the hospital in time.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      You are a big guy

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    No. It can’t live very long outside of the body.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      you should do some research
      I think the main concern is with smaller animals like bats which can leave scratches that you aren't aware of
      If you know you never made contact with the cat then you should be fine but look to see how common rabies is in feral cats in your area and how common rabies is in your country
      If you're seriously concerned contact some health organisation
      I know that rabies can be transferred through saliva and faeces
      t. am completely and pathologically terrified of rabies and wild animals

      This as far as I'm aware

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

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