A 24-year-old male asked:
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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A Verified Doctoranswered
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.
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