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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i get rabies from bringing in my trash cans? raccoon got in trash a couple of weeks ago and i always have cracks in my hands from washing dishes

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Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: In order to get rabies you need to have been bitten by the animal and it's infected saliva being introduced underneath your skin. Just make sure to wash up, but you needn't worry about rabies from the trash can itself.
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