Virus Rabies

Basic purpose of this lecture is to present on Virus Rabies. Rabies is a deadly disease that is present in many areas of the United States. It is carried by a number of species, including dogs, rats, skunks, bats, bobcats, and foxes. The disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected animal, or any transfer of saliva which contains the virus. Rabies virus causes acute infection of the central nervous system. Five general stages are recognized in humans: incubation, prodrome, acute neurologic period, coma, and death.