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Rabies expsoure? my friend handled a dead street dog and shook my hand after few minutes,dont know if dog has rabies, not sure if i have cuts on skin

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Wash hand well: Look at your hands. Are there cuts there? If not you will be fine. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html
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