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Can you get rabies from blood coming from the animal's mouth or head if it comes into contact with a wound on your hand?

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February 18, 2013 7:29PM

It is possible, particularly since the blood from the animal's mouth would be mixed with saliva. The rabies virus is transmitted through the infected animal's saliva, so a wound on another portion of the body (such as the flank or belly) wouldn't be a concern.