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Rabies from saliva?

My father dropped his phone and a dog picked it up. We used a stone to drive the dog away and dropped the phone. My father disinfected the phone with a lot of alcohol. He didn't say anything about being bitten, so I don't think he was bitten Is there any danger threatening my father?
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The only REALISTIC way for a person to contract rabies is via direct contact with an infected animal who bites the person or creates a deep scratch.  Secondary contact via saliva on an object is extremely unlikely to be a risk for rabies.
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Not unless he has broken skin. The saliva has to get directly into the open cut or skin. Otherwise it can't enter the body.
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Also. Did your father put his finger or the had that had saliva in his eyes, nose or mouth without washing his hands? It has to be wet saliva that gets directly into a wound, broken skin, eys nose or mouth.
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