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Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. It can happen in wild animals, including raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes, or in dogs, cats or farm animals. People get it from the bite of an infected animal. In people, symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and fatigue, then confusion, hallucinations and paralysis. Once the symptoms begin, the disease is usually fatal. A series of shots can prevent rabies in people exposed to the virus. You need to get them right away. If an animal bites you, wash the wound well; then get medical care.
Vaccinating mice against Lyme disease could help reduce the risk of transmission of the disease to humans

Vaccinating mice against Lyme disease could help reduce the risk of transmission of the disease to humans

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

Animal research and its benefits to both humans and animals

EU to spend €188 million tackling animal diseases such as BSE

EU to spend €188 million tackling animal diseases such as BSE

Rabies case in South-West France

Rabies case in South-West France

Reminder to avoid handling bats for risk of rabies

Reminder to avoid handling bats for risk of rabies

European scientists expect to begin human trials using pharmaceuticals grown in GM plants

European scientists expect to begin human trials using pharmaceuticals grown in GM plants

147 people in Texas will need to receive post-exposure rabies prevention treatment

147 people in Texas will need to receive post-exposure rabies prevention treatment

100 people in Texas will need to receive post-exposure rabies prevention treatment

100 people in Texas will need to receive post-exposure rabies prevention treatment

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Rabies infections in organ donor and transplant recipients

Possible new type of zoonose in England

Possible new type of zoonose in England

Third Annual Encephalitis Conference

Third Annual Encephalitis Conference