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Reno, NV
A 21-year-old female asked:

Can you get rabies from touching a area or object that a bat landed on or touched.does it spread like flu virus cross contamination just scared?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very unlikely: Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals. A person catches it by being bit or by getting the virus into his eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds. For example, it would be very unlikely that a person walking barefoot would unfortunately walk on top of a bat's drool, and have the bat drool get into wounds (that he coincidentally has) on the bottom of his feet. All dogs and cats must get shots.

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Reno, NV
A 21-year-old female asked:

Can you get rabies from touching an area or object where a bat landed without touching the bat directly. does it spread like flu virus cross contaming?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 52 years experience
No: You cannot get rabies by that means.
Last updated Apr 8, 2018

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