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Rabies
Dog with rabies.jpg
A dug wi rabies in the paralytic (post-furious) stage
Specialty Infectious disease
Symptoms Fiver, fear o watter, confusion, coma[1]
Causes Rabies virus an Australie bat lyssavirus[2]
Prevention Rabies vaccine, ainimal control, rabies immunoglobulin[1]
Prognosis Nearly ayeweys daith[1]
Daiths 17,400 (2015)[3]

Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation o the brain in humans an ither wairm-bluidit ainimals.[1] Early seemptoms can include fever an tinglin at the steid o exposur.[1] These seemptoms are follaed bi ane or mair o the follaein symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear o watter, an inability tae move pairts o the body, confusion, an loss o consciousness.[1] Ance seemptoms appear it nearly always results in daith.[1] The time period atween contractin the disease an the stairt o srrmptoms is uisually ane tae three months; however, this time period can vary frae less nor ane week tae mair nor ane year.[1] The time is dependent on the distance the virus must travel tae reach the central nervous seestem.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Rabies Fact Sheet N°99". World Health Organization. July 2013. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  2. "Rabies, Australian bat lyssavirus and other lyssaviruses". The Department of Health. Dec 2013. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 March 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  3. GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death, Collaborators. (8 October 2016). "Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015". Lancet. 388 (10053): 1459–1544. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(16)31012-1. PMC 5388903Freely accessible. PMID 27733281. 
  4. Cotran RS; Kumar V; Fausto N (2005). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (7th ed.). Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1375. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1.  Unkent parameter |author-separator= ignored (help)