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Can opossum get rabies?


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Yes, the opossum can contract rabies if it is bitten by or exposed to the saliva of an animal which infected with the disease. However since marsupials have a lower average body temperature than other mammals, they rarely contract the disease.

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Yes, the opossum, a marsupial native to North America, can contract rabies if it is bitten by, or exposed to the saliva of, an animal which infected with the disease. However since marsupials have a lower average body temperature than other mammals, it's been discovered they rarely contract it

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