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A 21-year-old female asked:

I threw out old water, that possibly has rabid salvia in it. i put fresh water in it. if my vaccinated dog laps up the rabies virus, and nudged me in the lips 30 minutes later, can i indirectly get rabies? i think the virus would still be in the bowl?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No indirect transmission of rabies virus to human as the way you described. Transmission of virus requires direct contact with rabid animal.

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