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Name: William
Status: Other
Grade: Other
Location:CA
Date: 4/1/2005


Question:
Can rabies be transmitted by animal saliva on or in produce, such as from a garden?



Replies:
The rabies virus is transmitted only by direct contact - in order to contract the virus, it must travel from the saliva of the donor directly onto a nerve of the recipient. The virus would not survive any other form of transmission.

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