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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What is Rabies Virus?

  • Manpreet

    June 1, 2021 at 1:52 pm
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    Rabies is a fatal disease that causes inflammation of brain. It is caused by the deadly Rabies Virus. A rabies virus is a single stranded RNA virus with an enveloped structure. It has a wide range of hosts and can infect mammals, birds, reptiles and even cells of a culture medium. It has a cylindrical symmetry and belongs to the family of Rhabdoviruses.

    Rabies spreads from the saliva of an infected animal.

    It includes different symptoms like-

    • fever
    • sore throat
    • cough
    • vomiting
    • fatigue
    • headache
    • anxiety

    these were some common viral symptoms. However, this virus affects the brain and the symptoms are as follows-

    • hypersalivation
    • hydrophobia
    • hyperventilation
    • hallucinations
    • paralysis
    • and finally death

    these were the symptoms of the fatal Rabies virus.

    I hope this helps!!🌸

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