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is it possible to get rabies from an animal whose rabies virus is still in its incubation period?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely not: Transmssion of the rabies virus is via virus-containing saliva which does not occur until after infection is established in the brain. Despite this, if a domesticated animal. Is the source of the bite, the animal is quarantined for a week to make sure no symptoms develop.
Answered on Dec 13, 2018

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