Etiology

Rabies is caused by a virus of the rhabdovirus group. The virus is a rod-shaped particle with a single strand of RNA for its genetic material. Large concentrations of virus are present in the saliva of sick animals and enter a new host through bite wounds. The virus is neurotrophic; it migrates along nerves to the brain, where it multiplies, causing grave damage manifested in part by behavioral changes in the victim. New viruses descend through efferent nerves to the salivary glands and hence into the saliva.

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