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Is rabies contagious?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

There have been no confirmed recorded cases of rabies transmission by a bite between people. 

However, there have been a very small number of cases of rabies transmission through organ transplantation, eg corneas or internal organs. 

Sources & Citations

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rabies Signs and Symptoms. Available at (accessed 5 April 2018).

SPANZ.RABIE.18.04.0156a - Date of preparation May 2018