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Sunday, February 6, 2011

How is rabies transmitted?

To understand how rabies is transmitted or spread from animals to humans and animals to animals, it is important to know what rabies is and how it causes the disease.

Rabies is a deadly disease that is caused by viruses most commonly through bites from the saliva of infected animal hosts. Viruses are small microorganisms that are smaller than bacteria. They grow and multiply inside a living cell. Once the virus enters the body, they travel to the brain, infect it, resulting to a gamut of symptoms that will inevitably lead to death within days once the disease manifests.