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Rabies


Zoonotic infections

Rabies....

Defined as diseases and infections transmitted from animals to man

Characterized by hydrophobia and defined as an acute, highly fatal viral disease of central nervous system, caused by Lyssavirus type I

A zoonotic disease of warm blooded animals – bats, monkeys, raccoons, foxes, cattle, wolves, coyotes, dogs, mongoose or cats.

Transmitted to man by bites or licks of rabid animals.
Variable IP, short illness leading to encephalomyelitis leading to death.