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A 41-year-old female asked:

How long can rabies survive on a surface? tires/roadkill.shoes/hiking.garbage can/picnic table. is it transferable via small cuts on hands if touched

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Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
NO: transmitted through the saliva/bite and rarely a deep scratch of an infected animal. The rabies virus cannot live outside of the body or animal.
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