Introduction: Rabies


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Rabies: Virus usually caught from an animal bite.

Rabies: Rabies is an acute and deadly viral infection of the central nervous system. It is one of the most terrifying diseases known to man. Although rabies in humans is rare in the United States, as many as 18,000 Americans get rabies shots each year because they have been in contact with animals that may be rabid (rabies-infected). In 1998 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one person died of rabies in this country. 1

Researching symptoms of Rabies: Further information about the symptoms of Rabies is available including a list of symptoms of Rabies, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Treatments for Rabies: Various information is available about treatments available for Rabies, prevention of Rabies, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Rabies: Research more detailed information about the causes of Rabies, other possibly hidden causes of Rabies, or other general information about Rabies.

Statistics and Rabies: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Rabies, prevalence and incidence statistics for Rabies, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Rabies, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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