Patient : I received a raccoon about two years and have had it in an old freezer. yesterday i took it out to skin the hide to make a hat for my grandson. today someone asked me if it had rabies, would i get it. not sure if the rabies virus can live that long. i didn't get in the mouth, just cut the hide off. How long can the virus live and should i be concerned?
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.