95636Views23Replies

Author Options:

Can you get rabies from eating the meat of a rabid animal? Answered

For instance, you kill a squirrel that happens to be rabid, cook the meat and eat it (not the brains, of course). Could you contract rabies?

Discussions

0
kelseymh
kelseymh

Best Answer 10 years ago

Apparently yes, though in both reported patients, transmission was presumed through handling and eating infected brain matter.

There was also prophylaxis applied to a group who drank unpasteurized milk from an infected cow. In that case, no actual transmission was observed.

If you follow good protection measures when preparing the animal (wear gloves and a mask, clean surfaces before and after with bleach, etc.) and cook at appropriate temperatures, any rabies virus particles present should be inactivated.

0
AkilaP4
AkilaP4

3 months ago

Squirrel halfly consumed fruit can be eatable by humans can it cause rabies ...

0
jason.thurston
jason.thurston

6 months ago

What are you crazy? Not all animals can get rabies. No no not birds, not reptiles, not fish, ...

0
Xtammiex
Xtammiex

1 year ago

I watched 1000 days to die on Netflix.. some guy killed a rat and ate it he died because he ate the infected rat it had rabies. If he of ate the animal 24hours after killing it he wouldn't have caught it because the rabie virus wouldn't have survived in a dead animal

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

10 years ago

I didn't think rabbits nor squirrels get rabies very often, being they are not carnivores.

0
VoiceofaWolf217
VoiceofaWolf217

Answer 2 years ago

Are you serious? You're kidding right? All Animals can get rabies, rabbits, dog, cats, squirrels especially, coyotes, birds, wolves, mountain lions too, raccoons, but some are just a little more immune to it such as opposums. But not all animals are carnivores, some are herbivores, like rabbits, ferrets, but squirrels... I don't exactly know what they are, they're more of a nutty animal, but more prone to getting rabies, same with bats, but they're insectivores. and some are Omnivores like opposums

0
oldhess
oldhess

Answer 5 years ago

Raccoons are the number one transmitters of Rabies in N. America according to the cdc.

0
sduggan3
sduggan3

Answer 7 years ago

they get it if they are bitten its pass through the saliva and through scratches if they get away they are carriers for a short time if not then there dinner

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Answer 7 years ago

Yes, I just meant that the statistical occurrence is less then with carnivores as they tend to have more contact with diseases of this sort.

0
rawliver
rawliver

3 years ago

I have been eating everyday, 30 grams of raw liver of cows (that was ground to paste with lemon juice and frozen for 14 days) for a certain reason, since a year. What are the chances of me getting infected with rabies virus?

0
WendyM18
WendyM18

4 years ago

that's not actually true. Opossum are immune to Rabies, but will act like they have it as a defense mechanism.

0
lanabeth525
lanabeth525

Answer 4 years ago

you are soooooo very wrong!!!! They CAN get rabies. Please do your research!

0
HaddingS
HaddingS

Answer 3 years ago

Opossums are practically immune to rabies because their body-temperature is too low to support the virus. It is not 100% impossible, but very rare, for an opossum to have rabies. The possibility is increased if the opossum happens to live in proximity to a large concentration of raccoons.

0
ElizabethS150
ElizabethS150

Answer 3 years ago

actually, no. He's right about squirrels but not because they're not carnivores. It's because squirrels are fast. And if they're caught by a rabid mammal, they're killed by it due to their size. Dead squirrels should be avoided for this reason. Living ones are almost always safe. Google it. Bats are small and fast but unlik squirrels, they live in colonies so they CAN get it and should be avoided.

0
nklee
nklee

4 years ago

Ok people heres the facts to help you.

1. only mammals can contract rabies. That means fish, birds, and reptiles can not.
if you dont believe it look up animals who can contract rabies it should be on google.

2. Cats are currently the highest carriers for rabies in n.america due to the over abundence of ferro cats today. It originally was raccoons.
yes squirrels and bunnies. And rabbits are all mammals yes. They can have rabies!

If a animal could possibly be carrying rabies do NOT eat the brains, organs, or bone maero. The main meat is the only safe area.
if the animal was possibly bitten before killed. Do NOT eat the meat around the bitten area as well. Completely remove the areas. If it was bite on the leg or neck or head etc, discard the entire area.

Make sure meat is completely cooked

there are many animal disease and control sites you can use for any more information or questions you may need help with

0
swizzle
swizzle

9 years ago

Squirrels can't get rabies!! But fish can? Go figure?!? Swiz

1
WendyM18
WendyM18

Answer 4 years ago

um you have that backwards. Only mammals get rabies and since fish aren't mammals they can't get rabies. Squirrels can get rabies, but it is extremely rare.

0
Mofo#1
Mofo#1

Answer 8 years ago

noo way! that can't be true!

0
sduggan3
sduggan3

Answer 7 years ago

its not true

0
Derin
Derin

10 years ago

I'd say you could also get it from a rapid animal.

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Answer 10 years ago

only if it was both rapid and rabid ;-) <br /> <div id="refHTML"> </div>

0
sduggan3
sduggan3

Answer 7 years ago

dont be mean his pc must have dislexia it fliped the b upsaid down LOL

0
Goodhart
Goodhart

Answer 7 years ago

I was just teasing :-)

0
sduggan3
sduggan3

7 years ago

http://www.eregulations.com/connecticut/hunting2011/rabies-what-hunters-and-trappers-should-know/

this website will tell you everything you need to now such as yes you can cook it and eat the meet and be fine and no fish cant get rabies and yes squrrils and rabbits can the site lists what type of animels can and cant get it like m4industries says all mamals can get it reptiles fish cant hope this help you out more