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Can Rabies Be Contracted Through Accidental Skin Contact With A Dead Animal's Brain Matter?

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Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018
Question: Last dumb rabies question- if any brain or nervous material got on my shoe would it be Viable or infectous after 4 days? Just a little worried that i tracked something in my hotel room @ 68 degrees
- now i am heading home i wanted to make sure if some little bit of brain got in the floor or my bags the virus would be dead.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Monika Dede (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No, it is not infectious.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing in healthcare magic.


Based on your data , I think that this brain material it is not infectious after 4 days outside the body.
You should know that according the recommandations rabies virus becomes noninfectious when it dries out and when it is exposed to sunlight.

I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Monika Dede (1 hour later)
So no worries- kids and family will be safe
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Monika Dede (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No worries.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you writing back.


Based on your history, I think you shouldn't worry.


I hope my answer helps you.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Can Rabies Be Contracted Through Accidental Skin Contact With A Dead Animal's Brain Matter?

Brief Answer: No, it is not infectious. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you writing in healthcare magic. Based on your data , I think that this brain material it is not infectious after 4 days outside the body. You should know that according the recommandations rabies virus becomes noninfectious when it dries out and when it is exposed to sunlight. I hope my answer helps you. Regards.