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Rabies Virus

  1. Cathleen A Hanlon,
  2. Lillian A Orciari

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000427

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How to Cite

Hanlon, C. A. and Orciari, L. A. 2001. Rabies Virus. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

Rabies is an acute fatal encephalomyelitis, caused by a group of genetically related lyssaviruses. The primary sources of rabies are major animal reservoirs in the orders Chiroptera and Carnivora, although this deadly zoonosis may affect all mammals, including humans.

Keywords:

  • rabies;
  • hydrophobia;
  • rhabdovirus;
  • lyssavirus;
  • mad dog