HOST DEFENSE6 - EPIDEMIOLOGY: • Normally, rabies can be...

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HOST DEFENSES: Many factors come into play. Interferon, humoral factors and the cell-mediated response are all important. Only about half of those bitten by an infected animal actually acquire disease; however, once symptomatic, death is certain.
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Unformatted text preview: EPIDEMIOLOGY: • Normally, rabies can be found in domestic and wild animals (dogs, cats, cattle, bats, foxes, skunks, raccoons). In the US, 8% of animals screened tested positive. Approximately 10,000 humans become infected per year worldwide....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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