Is rabies just for animals?
No. Rabies can infect any mammal, which includes humans (people), dogs, foxes, raccoons, and bats.
Sources & Citations
- Victorian Government, Department of Health and Human Services, Rabies and Australian bat lyssavirus. Available at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/public-health/infectious-diseases/disease-information-advice/rabies-australian-bat-lyssavirus (accessed 5 April 2018).
- World Health Organisation, Rabies Fact Sheet. Available at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/ (accessed 5 April 2018).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rabies Transmission – Exposure to the Virus. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/transmission/exposure.html (accessed 5 April 2018).
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rabies around the World. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/world/index.html (accessed 5 April 2018).
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