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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can i get rabies from petting a stray puppy and eating with my unwashed hands moments later?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Rabies: Rabies is transmitted via a bite by an infected animal. It is not passed by casual contact except when in contact with the saliva of an infected bat.

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Last updated May 11, 2017

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