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Starting in the game, I get regularly attacked by wolves. While I can roast them quite quickly with my two hands flame spell, I sometimes get bitten before killing them.

Is there a risk of getting lycanthropy this way (which I would like to avoid (for now at least)) or is there no risk at all getting it from wild wolves?

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possible duplicate of How do I become a Werewolf?. While it isn't exactly the same, the answer is covered by that question. –  Mr Smooth Dec 29 '11 at 10:20
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You cannot become a werewolf by being attacked by wolves. The only ways to contract lycanthropy are by being attacked by a werewolf, or by drinking the blood of a werewolf in a special ritual (happens during a quest).

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You can't contract lycanthropy through being attacked by a werewolf. See here: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/34894/… –  Mr Smooth Dec 29 '11 at 10:18
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Depends, was it a big wolf? Did it walk on its two hind legs? :p

More seriously though, you can contract a disease from wolves called Rockjoint.

NEWSFLASH! The Rockjoint disease is VERY BAD. Please visit your nearest Shrine of Talos immediately. Your sense of humour is at risk!

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It is not "Harmless", if you are a melee character,having -25% of Melee Damage is a Pain ! –  Marcello Grechi Lins Dec 29 '11 at 11:35
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