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Name: William W.
Status: Other
Age: 40s
Date: 8/4/2004

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

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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