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Rabies is a deadly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The wild animals that most often transmit rabies are bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes.
Rabies is spread by the bite of a rabid animal, or a wound or mucous membrane coming into contact with its saliva.
After possible exposure to rabies, you should wash the wound with soap and water for several minutes.
Modes of transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention in humans.
Last update: December 6, 2016 9:00 AM
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