A member asked:

Can rabies live outside the host? im asking this since i touched trash a raccoon went through, and i had a tiny cut in my thumb. i washed my hands immediately after. also the trash was wet but thats only because it had just rained.

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Rabies virus: Though very rare, the rabies virus in a rabid animal's saliva on something could transmit the infection through a break in a person's blood stream. For peace of mind, direct your question to the public health department in your city.

Answered 2/7/2021



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