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Can I catch rabies by breathing in the virus?

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Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Neurosurgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Rabies Transmission

Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin by animals such as dogs, bats, foxes or skunks.
Dog transmission is rare in the us due to animal vaccination. Very rarely, rabies has been transmitted without an actual bite. This is believed to be caused by infected saliva that has gotten into the air, usually in bat caves.

In brief: Rabies Transmission

Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin by animals such as dogs, bats, foxes or skunks.
Dog transmission is rare in the us due to animal vaccination. Very rarely, rabies has been transmitted without an actual bite. This is believed to be caused by infected saliva that has gotten into the air, usually in bat caves.
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Humans who catch bat rabies usually do so by inhaling aerosolized bat urine in caves.

In brief: Yes.

Humans who catch bat rabies usually do so by inhaling aerosolized bat urine in caves.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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