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A 27-year-old male asked:

Can rabies virus survive and still be infectious if left on plastics,metals, or water for 7 days?

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 49 years experience
No: Rabies can only be transmitted if infectious material ( tears, saliva, neural tissue, cerebrospinal fluid- brain fluid) of a rabid animal contaminates mucous membranes, open wound, bite , scratch of a human. Even blood and feces( stool) of a rabid animal is not considered infectious if a person is exposed to them. (Source : Pediatric Red Book)

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