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  • Is Rabies a Common Disease?
    Is rabies a common disease? As explained in this portion of the eMedTV archives, rabies is not a common disease in the United States; in fact, there was only one human case of rabies reported in the U.S. during 2001.
  • Rabbies
    Rabies, an infection caused by the rabies virus, can lead to encephalitis and death in mammals. This eMedTV segment describes how rabies is transmitted and explains which animals can transmit the virus. Rabbies is a common misspelling of rabies.
  • Rabbis
    Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that is transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. This eMedTV article lists various animals that can transmit rabies and explains whether treatment is available. Rabbis is a common misspelling of rabies.
  • Rabies
    Rabies, a viral disease affecting the nervous system, is most commonly transmitted through an animal bite. This eMedTV article discusses the transmission, treatment, and diagnosis of rabies, and explains which animals are most likely to have rabies.
  • Rabies and Bites
    There are a few ways that a person or an animal can get rabies, and bites are the most common. This eMedTV Web page takes a look at the steps involved in diagnosing and treating rabies and bites from both domestic and wild animals.
  • Rabies and Pets
    Statistics concerning rabies and pets indicate that cats are more likely to have the disease than dogs. This eMedTV resource explains the risk that cases of rabies in pets present for humans and stresses the importance of vaccinating pets for rabies.
  • Rabies and Squirrels
    Any mammal can become infected with rabies, and squirrels are no exception; however, as discussed in this eMedTV segment, squirrels have not been known to cause rabies in humans in the U.S. Squirrels, like most other small rodents, rarely get rabies.
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