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Can I get rabies from an infected person or can I only get it from animals?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes, from a person

A person can catch rabies from an infected person if the infected person's saliva gets into the non-infected person's eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds.
A person can also get rabies if he is bitten by an infected person. If a rabies-exposed person is already getting his rabies vaccines, he is considered "safe" and not contagious, but family members should verify that with the bite victim's doctor.

In brief: Yes, from a person

A person can catch rabies from an infected person if the infected person's saliva gets into the non-infected person's eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds.
A person can also get rabies if he is bitten by an infected person. If a rabies-exposed person is already getting his rabies vaccines, he is considered "safe" and not contagious, but family members should verify that with the bite victim's doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: From any creature

You can get rabies from any animal or human who is infected with rabies.

In brief: From any creature

You can get rabies from any animal or human who is infected with rabies.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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