Rabies

Overview

Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals, usually through a bite. Animals most likely to spread rabies in the U.S. include bats, coyotes, foxes, and raccoons.

Symptoms

Once symptoms appear, it's nearly always fatal.

Treatments

A vaccine can prevent infection. Seek immediate medical attention after a bite or suspected bite.

Last Updated Oct 3, 2019


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