A 34-year-old male asked:

A stray dog bited my dog while petting him i touched eyes can rabies transmit through this way if there is no cut in around eyes?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Unlikely: Rabies can be found in stray or roaming dogs, so the best thing to do is protect your pet by getting them immunized or vaccinated against rabies. From what you describe, it was not confirmed if this stray dog had rabies. Secondarily, rabies is transmitted through saliva - and I did not hear you describe any moisture or oral secretions getting into your eyes. If that did happen, you should see a MD
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