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can the rabies virus survive in human stomach acid?

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Dr. Mitzi Scotten
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Likely not: The acid in the stomach kills most things- and in this case destroys most viruses. If you are on a medicine that decreases stomach acid then some thing may not be killed- swallowing rabies virus is not very likely however.....

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