What is rabies?

Rabies is a disease that attacks the nervous system of many mammals, including humans. It is caused by the rabies virus. Once symptoms begin, rabies is nearly always fatal. In humans, it usually takes 3 to 8 weeks after exposure to the virus to begin having symptoms.

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1. What is rabies?
2. How is rabies spread?
3. How can I protect my pet?
4. What about bats and rabies?
5. Who needs treatment to prevent rabies disease?