An Infectious Disease
RABIES IS OFTEN TIMES CARRIED BY ANIMALS, MOSTLY WILD. THIS IS ALSO HOW THE VIRUS IN TRANSFERRED TO HUMANS.
SYMPTOMS MAY NOT APPEAR FOR WEEKS OR MONTHS AFTER A BITE.
An organism is infected ... The virus travels throughout the body ... The virus reaches the brain ... The virus attacks the Central Nervous System ... The organism dies.
The body can no longer function normally, which leads to death.
Frequency and Targets:
In US: The disease kills fewer than 5 people a year, and targets no specific group.
In the World: The majority of deaths cause by rabies occur in undeveloped nations with no resources to prevent and treat the disease.