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Is rabies just an animal disease?

Page last updated 27 March 2020

No. Rabies can infect any mammal, including humans, dogs, foxes, raccoons, and bats. 

Sources & Citations

1.    NSW Government, Department of Health, Rabies and Australian bat lyssavirus infection fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 17 March 2020).
4.    World Health Organisation. Rabies. Available at: (accessed 17 March 2020).

SPANZ.RABIE.18.04.0156(1)a - Date of preparation March 2020