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Vaccinated dog causes rabies while saliva contact through air between 7 feet long distance?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: Rabies is unlikely in a vaccinated dog. The more common vectors for rabies are raccoons, skunks, and coyotes. You can't get rabies through the air. It can only be transmitted via broken skin by an animal bite. On average, there is 1 or 2 rabies fatalities in the US per year.
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