A member asked:

My father ate a fruit which was already bitten by an animal. is there a chance that he will be infected by rabies if it was a bat that bit the fruit?

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Dr. Joseph Oh answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Very unlikely: I guess anything is possible but usually u need to actually be bitten to get the virus. Unfortunately sometimes people don't realize they've been bitten. There are only 3 cases of rabies per year in the US; he'll probably be just fine.

Answered 5/17/2015

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