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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get infected with rabies via eating cat saliva? the cat didn't show any symptoms of infection at that time?

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Dr. Samuel Galima
Family Medicine 9 years experience
This is from the Center for Disease Control website from the USA: "Rabies virus is transmitted through direct contact (such as through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth) with saliva or brain/nervous system tissue from an infected animal." https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/index.html
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