Rabies virus

What is Rabies virus?

Rabies virus is a bullet-shaped virus with a single-strained RNA , a member of genus Lassa virus and family rhabdoviridae. The virus is highly neutrotropic and replicates slowly within muscle cells. The infection is invariably fatal if prophylactic measures are not applied. Infection is caused by dog bites, bat bites etc.

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Hi doctor, I just want to ask about rabies if a person exposed to rabies he need rabies treatment for each and every time I need booster dose and I...

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Rabies virus is present in the saliva of only rabid dogs and transmitted to humans only when bitten by the rabid dog. if...

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My friend owns a pomeranian dog which was vaccinated for rabies 2 and a half year...

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Please do not worry at all. All the doctors have appropriately stated the facts so that you can take...

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Had a cut on my hand and handled garbage that had been messed up by raccoons. Do I need to get rabies shots....

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Yes, you need to take anti rabies vaccine.

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Raccoons are the known reservoir of rabies virus...

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