Accidentally, I ate pineapple infected with house rat saliva and urine. I suspect it because I saw rat urine and feces near it. Is there any risk for me to get rabies? Please suggest.
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You do not have a chance to get rabies. Even if the rat is infected, transmission from a non-bite exposure is relatively rare. Some cases have shown rabies being transferred from corneal transplant and liver transplant. Rabies transferred from ingested infected saliva is not seen. The disease which you can get by contaminated rat urine is leptospirosis.
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