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Yesterday a stray dog shake itself in front of me (very near). Can rabies transmit to me via dog's saliva, through air?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

Rabies is usually transmitted through a bite from an infected animal.
It is not impossible but would be very rare to be transmitted through the air. Please see this Center for Disease Control site for further information. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/

In brief: Unlikely

Rabies is usually transmitted through a bite from an infected animal.
It is not impossible but would be very rare to be transmitted through the air. Please see this Center for Disease Control site for further information. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics

In brief: Rabies transmission

Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host.
Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants.

In brief: Rabies transmission

Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host.
Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants.
Dr. Tanya Russo
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