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My name is ***** ***** Esplin. Yesterday morning I went out

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My name is ***** ***** Esplin. Yesterday morning I went out to feed my outside cat. There was an unkept, scroungy cat outside that was very agreesive. It would not go away but was aggressive. It did not bite. I gave it some food but am now concerned. It is winter here so there is moisture on the ground. Now I am concerned that if it did have rabies would the virus be tracked into my home and expose my self or others to the virus. Do I need to disinfect outside my home or the entry to it.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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No that is not possible.

Rabies not known to transmit without any direct bites.

However you can disinfect the surrounding area of the house in case there is cat urine.

But still this does not pose any risk.
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