Bite from an Animal with Rabies Underlying Cause
Rabies is caused by an infection by the rabies virus. The rabies virus is transmitted to humans during a bite from an infected animal.
About 5 percent of people become infected by the virus after a bite from an animal with rabies.
Animals that may carry rabies include:
Animals that do not carry rabies include:
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