How do people get rabies?

People usually get rabies from the bite of a rabid animal. It is also possible, but quite rare, that people may get rabies if infectious material from a rabid animal, such as saliva, gets directly into their eyes, nose, mouth, or a wound.

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1. How do people get rabies?
2. Can I get rabies in any way other than an animal bite?
3. How soon after an exposure should I seek medical attention?
4. What medical attention do I need if I am exposed to rabies?
5. Will the rabies vaccine make me sick?
6. What if I cannot get rabies vaccine on the day I am supposed to get my next dose?
7. Can rabies be transmitted from one person to another?