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Can you get rabies from walking barefoot near a possible infected bat?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very unlikely
Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals.
A person catches it by being bit or by getting the virus into his eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds. It is very unlikely that a person walking barefoot would unfortunately walk on top of a bat's drool, and have the bat drool get into wounds on the bottom of his feet. However, if one thinks this truly happened, he can ask his dr. For rabies shots.

In brief: Very unlikely
Rabies virus is in the saliva of infected animals.
A person catches it by being bit or by getting the virus into his eyes, nose, mouth, or skin wounds. It is very unlikely that a person walking barefoot would unfortunately walk on top of a bat's drool, and have the bat drool get into wounds on the bottom of his feet. However, if one thinks this truly happened, he can ask his dr. For rabies shots.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Unlikely.
Bat rabies are most commonly transmitted by inhaling droplets of bat urine in a cave or other enclosed bat roost.

In brief: Unlikely.
Bat rabies are most commonly transmitted by inhaling droplets of bat urine in a cave or other enclosed bat roost.
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