According to CDC, non-bite exposure includes scratches, abrasion, and contamination of the mucous membrane from a rabid animal's saliva.

So, is it possible to catch rabies if a rapid animal barks near you? I mean, it can have some tiny droplets of saliva on it, right? Or the contamination of the mucous membrane should come from licks as stated by WHO?


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Between 1956 and 1977, 4 human cases of rabies virus infection were attributed to aerosolized rabies virus;

Possible but very rare.



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