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Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2019 in Infections
Question: Today my family took bananas from farm and some of the bananas were bitten by bat. will it cause rabies?
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Answered by Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
There is no chance of rabies on eating fruit partially eaten/bitten by bats

Detailed Answer:
Hi Muralisae,
Thanks for the query. I have read it & undersyood your concern.
Rabies virus is spread from an infected mammal to victim through saliva with a bite,scratch or licking an open skin...
Bats suck all the juice from fruit&spit out dry fibers.. there is no saliva in the spit...so when they bite /eat a fruit... there is no chance of virus survival in the fruit which would cause infection after eating fruit....( the virus can pass through only saliva.& virus can not survive in dry saliva less medium.)
So there is no risk of rabies on eating fruit partially eaten by bats.
I hope that answers your query.Any follow up query is welcome.
Thank you.


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