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A stray dog came and took my tennis ball in his mouth. I scared the dog, he dropped the ball and ran away. I picked the ball and kept it away. Later i ate without washing hands. Could I have rabies?

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Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: No

Rabies infection is transmitted through animal bite, most often by bat-bite.

In brief: No

Rabies infection is transmitted through animal bite, most often by bat-bite.
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