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A 37-year-old male asked:

Can drinking water kill rabies virus?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nour Baltagi
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Rabies virus: No it cannot be killed by drinking water. If there is any animal bite and risk of rabies, you need to go right away to the emergency room to receive a series of vaccination and wound care.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Even if you have not knowledgeably been bitten, if you have in any way been around bats it might be a good idea to do the same thing suggested by Dr. Baltagi. She knows her stuff.
Nov 25, 2013

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