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- 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.