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Unformatted text preview: 9.1.2009 RABIES-Rabies: disease of brain, effects coordination-Viral induced neurological disease of warm blooded animals. Only mammals are important in the epidemiology of rabies.-Described for at least four millennia, one of the oldest recognized infectious diseases.-Recorded as far back as the 12 th century BC in Mesopotamia.-Probably originated on the African content.-Worldwide occurrence except for rabies free islands like Hawaii and Guam. RABIES NEW WORLD-Rabies in North America prior to Europeans?-Rabies in America came with the first Europeans. -The translocation of infected dogs during ocean voyages of 4-8 weeks LYSSAVIRUS GENERA : type of virus that rabies is. -causative agent virus-Large rod shaped virus with one flat end and one round end shaped like a bullet-adapted to replication in mammalian neural tissue-labile virus does not persist long in the environment-Rabies virus has a glycoprotein layer around it. So it has a protective mechanism from the body T ransmission of Rabies...
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- Spring '09