Were you looking for information about Rabies? Rabbies is a common misspelling of rabies.
Rabies is a disease that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and death in mammals. Animals that can transmit it include skunks, raccoons, and even domestic animals (such as cats, cattle, or dogs). The disease is caused by the rabies virus, which is most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Treatment must be administered before symptoms develop, as death usually occurs within days of the onset of symptoms.
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