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ˈreɪ bizra·bies

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madnessnoun

    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

Wiktionary

  1. rabiesnoun

    A viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals and people, characterised by abnormal behaviour such as excitement, aggressiveness, and dementia, followed by paralysis and death.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rabiesnoun

    same as Hydrophobia (b); canine madness

    Etymology: [L. See Rage, n.]

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  1. Rabies

    Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals. The disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted from one species to another, such as from dogs to humans, commonly by a bite from an infected animal. For a human, rabies is almost invariably fatal if postexposure prophylaxis is not administered prior to the onset of severe symptoms. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The rabies virus travels to the brain by following the peripheral nerves. The incubation period of the disease is usually a few months in humans, depending on the distance the virus must travel to reach the central nervous system. Once the rabies virus reaches the central nervous system and symptoms begin to show, the infection is virtually untreatable and usually fatal within days. Early-stage symptoms of rabies are malaise, headache and fever, progressing to acute pain, violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, depression, and hydrophobia. Finally, the patient may experience periods of mania and lethargy, eventually leading to coma. The primary cause of death is usually respiratory insufficiency.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Rabies

    An acute infectious disease of the central nervous system affecting almost all mammals, including humans. It is caused by a rhabdovirus and usually spread by contamination with virus-laden saliva of bites inflicted by rabid animals. Important animal vectors include the dog, cat, vampire bat, mongoose, skunk, wolf, raccoon, and fox. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rabies in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rabies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rabies in a Sentence

  1. Caitlin Cossaboom:

    Anthrax is only one of many, many diseases that are zoonotic, meaning they can be spread between animals and humans, some examples of this include rabies, which can be spread through bites from infected animals to humans, and rabies, also like anthrax, can be controlled by controlling it in animals.

  2. Maine IF&W:

    I’d been aware of the rabies incidents in Brunswick so I almost instinctively hit this animal on the head with the club I had, fortunately, I my hand.

  3. Emily Pieracci:

    We've been seeing cases in people in United States who seem to not really be aware that rabies can be transmitted by wildlife, especially bats, a lot of times, bat bites and scratches are very tiny. So a lot of people will try to hold a bat and they don't realize that bat has bitten.

  4. Jonathan Moyo:

    In Germany when you want to kill dogs you cause rabies. In Zimbabwe when you want to grab power unconstitutionally you cause social unrest!

  5. Emily Pieracci:

    Since 2015 there been three separate importations of rabid dogs. All of these dogs were rescue dogs that had what appeared to be valid rabies vaccination certification on importation.

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