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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Single stranded RNA, enveloped Lyssavirus causes rabies, a nearly always fatal encephalitis of humans and other mammals.
  • Domestic dog main reservoir worldwide. Raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks infected most commonly infected in the U.S.
  • Transmission usually by bite of rabid animal with virus shed in saliva.

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Last updated: April 5, 2016