A 24-year-old male asked:
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What are the chances of me having rabies without ever being bitten or scratched by an animal? Ive rough housed and played with my vacinated dog though

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Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Minimal: Your only chance of being exposed to rabies with what you are telling me is if a bat went past you unknowingly during the night in your home. You must be exposed to the saliva.
Answered on Jun 13, 2015

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