HOW DOES ONE GET RABIES?
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To prevent rabies, one should know how it is transmitted. Anyone can be exposed to rabies in three ways. Category I exposure involves minor exposure, including touching an animal with rabies, sharing spoons and forks with a person who has it, or any casual type of contact. Exposure is classified as Category II if an animal with rabies nibbles or scratches your skin, whether or not there is bruising or bleeding. Lastly, exposure is classified under Category III if an infected animal or person’s bite or scratch punctures the skin, an animal licks an open wound, an infected carcass is handled without proper protection or even consumed as food, or if any type of exposure involves the head and neck. Additionally, bat exposure is automatically considered Category III exposure.