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A 17-year-old female asked:

What if a person touched a shoe which stepped on a dog's saliva and then he had done handshake with me and i was having wound on my hand.will i get rabies?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: No risk for rabies in above context. The wound should be watched closely otherwise until healed as superficial infections remain possible.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Rabies: This really sounds markely unlikely. I would not spend time worrying that this interaction will lead to Rabies infection
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Last updated Feb 7, 2021

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