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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.

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  1. Rabies (National Library of Medicine)  
    Rabies is a deadly animal disease caused by a virus. It can happen in wild animals, including ... of an infected animal. In people, symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and fatigue, then confusion, hallucinations ...
  2. Travelers' Health: Rabies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  3. Rabies in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  4. Learning about Bats and Rabies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  5. Kids and Rabies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... What's this? Submit Button CDC Features Kids and Rabies Share Compartir Knowing how to prevent rabies isn' ... of your rabies knowledge. Help Your Pets Stay Rabies Free Most people who have pets, such as ...
  6. Rabies Exposure: When Should I Seek Medical Attention? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
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  7. Rabies: What Care Will I Receive? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... closure should be decided together with your doctor. Rabies Postexposure Vaccinations Postexposure Vaccinations Human Rabies Immune Globulin ... Events Rabies in the Americas World Rabies Day Rabies and Kids! File Formats Help: How do I ...
  8. Rabies (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... Body Works Main Page The Pink Locker Society Rabies KidsHealth > Kids > Health Problems > Infections > Rabies Print A ... a deadly disease. Back Continue Protect Yourself From Rabies The best way to protect yourself from getting ...
  9. Protect Your Family from Rabies (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... Submit Button CDC Features Protect Your Family from Rabies Share Compartir Rabies is a dangerous virus that ... Talk With Your Family About the Seriousness of Rabies While very few people die from rabies, life- ...
  10. What Is the Rabies Risk for My Pet? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... made to initiate postexposure prophylaxis (PEP). Is there rabies in my area? Each state collects specific information ... Events Rabies in the Americas World Rabies Day Rabies and Kids! File Formats Help: How do I ...
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