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Someone i know got bitten by a dog and was undergoing prophylaxis treatment. one day while talking to me he spited me (head/arms). can i get rabies?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Definitely not: For a human to transmit rabies to another person, they have to have active infection. It sounds like that person was already getting the preventative rabies treatments - so they will not catch the disease. That means it's impossible for you to get rabies. Hopefully in your area dogs can be controlled and vaccinated against rabies to protect your community.
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