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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Lightning is a little different than rabies - it can kill you dead on the spot. Rabies is an infection that you can treat.
    Tell that to the dead lady that played with a puppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    Tell that to the dead lady that played with a puppy.
    She didn't go to a doctor or a hospital to make sure that she didn't acquire an infectious virus. Most people would a least go and get a tetanus shot at which time they would do a blood draw just to be sure there weren't other bacteria or viruses communicated through the bite. I'm sorry for the lady, but when you get an animal bite from a wild or stray animal, it's best to get a blood test and a tetanus shot if you're not up to date. Veterinarians get bitten all the time. They either get or do their own blood tests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    She didn't go to a doctor or a hospital to make sure that she didn't acquire an infectious virus. Most people would a least go and get a tetanus shot at which time they would do a blood draw just to be sure there weren't other bacteria or viruses communicated through the bite. I'm sorry for the lady, but when you get an animal bite from a wild or stray animal, it's best to get a blood test and a tetanus shot if you're not up to date. Veterinarians get bitten all the time. They either get or do their own blood tests.
    She went to the hospital multiple times. They just didn’t diagnose it. You know cause it’s rare. Tetanus doesn’t fight against rabies and she wasn’t cut by rusty metal but a rabies test isn’t something that a normal blood test would pick up on obviously.

    For the record she never got “bit”. She played with a puppy. Anyone who has ever played with a puppy knows they have these little sharp teeth that cause scratches.

    This puppy wasn't experiencing the symptoms of rabies either. Hadn’t gotten that far. It was just being a puppy. Many of the other family members experienced the same scratches from playing with the puppy.

    They em didn’t get infected cause you know...the chances are remote.

    So about that stroll during a lightning storm. Chances are so remote you might get struck that there really is no reason to not do so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    She went to the hospital multiple times. They just didn’t diagnose it. You know cause it’s rare. Tetanus doesn’t fight against rabies and she wasn’t cut by rusty metal but a rabies test isn’t something that a normal blood test would pick up on obviously.

    For the record she never got “bit”. She played with a puppy. Anyone who has ever played with a puppy knows they have these little sharp teeth that cause scratches.

    This puppy wasn't experiencing the symptoms of rabies either. Hadn’t gotten that far. It was just being a puppy. Many of the other family members experienced the same scratches from playing with the puppy.

    They em didn’t get infected cause you know...the chances are remote.

    So about that stroll during a lightning storm. Chances are so remote you might get struck that there really is no reason to not do so...
    You might also note that the Philippines have the third highest rate of rabies in the world. https://rabies.doh.gov.ph/index.php/resources/rabies

    The US is a low risk nation:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...als-by-country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    You might also note that the Philippines have the third highest rate of rabies in the world. https://rabies.doh.gov.ph/index.php/resources/rabies

    The US is a low risk nation:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...als-by-country
    Oh I took that into account. I’m not saying the doctors in Northern Europe are the smartest. Just that the chances are rare. Chances of getting hit by lightning are rare the world over. So about that stroll. Or maybe play the lottery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    Oh I took that into account. I’m not saying the doctors in Northern Europe are the smartest. Just that the chances are rare. Chances of getting hit by lightning are rare the world over. So about that stroll. Or maybe play the lottery.
    I'm simply not the type to live in fear of billion to one possibilities. If your number is up, it's up. Without being a complete risk taker, there are literally thousands of more likely ways to die than getting rabies from a stray dog. If you worried about all of them, you'd never leave the house and more accidents happen at home than anywhere else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    I'm simply not the type to live in fear of billion to one possibilities. If your number is up, it's up. Without being a complete risk taker, there are literally thousands of more likely ways to die than getting rabies from a stray dog. If you worried about all of them, you'd never leave the house and more accidents happen at home than anywhere else.
    So take that stroll in a lightning storm. Millions to one odds after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    So take that stroll in a lightning storm. Millions to one odds after all.
    Actually only one in 700,000. Better odds than the lottery. There are one or two cases of rabies infection every year in America. Not from dogs but from bats: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...es/130507.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Actually only one in 700,000. Better odds than the lottery. There are one or two cases of rabies infection every year in America. Not from dogs but from bats: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...es/130507.html
    So nothing to worry about! Pick up that dog from the street and play with it.

    About 3 people die of rabies in the US annually.

    27 or so die from lightning.

    I suppose you’re right. You have a greater chance of dying from lightning.

    The statistical difference? Negligible. Somewhere in the region of .00000008%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Actually only one in 700,000. Better odds than the lottery. There are one or two cases of rabies infection every year in America. Not from dogs but from bats: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...es/130507.html
    We are taking about those who die right? I mean she died.
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