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Can rabies be contracted through accidental skin contact with a dead animal's brain matter?

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Dr. Monika Dede

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Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Thu, 10 May 2018 in Infections
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. 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. Monika Dede 1 hour later
So no worries- kids and family will be safe
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Answered by 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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