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Which animals can cause rabies?

Which animals can cause rabies?

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G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered on Oct 17, 2018

Dogs, cats, rabbits, rat and mice are the domestic reservoir for rabies. The wild reservoir for rabies are foxes, bats, raccoon, skunks, coyotes. The virus is often transmitted through bites and scratch.

Rabies is caused by a virus that affects the central nervous system. The period between bite or scratch and the onset of symptoms is known as 'incubation period'. It takes about 4 - 12 weeks for an infected person to develop symptoms of rabies.

T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered on May 10, 2018

Rabies is caused by a virus that influences the central nervous system, especially causing aggravation in the mind. Domestic dogs, felines, and rabbits, and wild animals, for example, skunks, raccoons, and bats, can exchange the virus to people by means of chomps and scratches.

After a common human contamination by chomp, the virus enters the fringe sensory system. It at that point goes along the nerves towards the focal sensory system. Amid this stage, the virus can't be effectively distinguished inside the host, and immunization may at present give cell-intervened resistance to avoid symptomatic rabies.

Once the virus achieves the mind, it quickly causes encephalitis and indications show up. This is known as the "prodromal" stage and as of now, treatment is typically unsuccessful. Rabies may likewise arouse the spinal cord delivering myelitis

Infected monkeys, raccoons, foxes, skunks, cows, wolves, bats, and felines are additionally known to transmit rabies to people. Rabies may likewise spread through presentation to contaminated domestic farm animals, groundhogs, weasels, bears and other wild carnivores.

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