McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

An Overview of Rabies

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This video presents an animation that describes:

  1. What the rabies virus is
  2. How you can get rabies
  3. Symptoms of rabies
  4. Treatment options for rabies
  5. Statistics and incidence of the rabies virus

— Video by Cayla Lenefesty, Tiffany Sun, Victoria Claggett and Khaled Nawar

References

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  • Haupt, W. (1999). Rabies–risk of exposure and current trends in prevention of human cases. Vaccine, 17(13), 1742-1749.
  • Hankins, D. G., & Rosekrans, J. A. (2004, May). Overview, prevention, and treatment of rabies. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 79, No. 5, pp. 671-676). Elsevier.
  • Widdowson, M. A., Morales, G. J., Chaves, S., & McGrane, J. (2002). Epidemiology of urban canine rabies, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1972–1997. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 8(5), 458.