Symptoms and Causes of Rabies

Rabies infection the viral infection that affects our nervous system and brain functioning. It is the most fatal viral infection caused by animal bites. Rabies is a disease that is mostly fatal if the clinical symptoms begin to appear.  A study shows that maximum death due to rabies takes place in Africa and Asia. In this article, we will take a look at the various symptoms and causes of rabies.
Symptoms and Causes of Rabies
Symptoms and Causes of Rabies

Symptoms of Rabies

Symptoms of rabies are given below:
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety and aggressiveness
  • Partial paralysis
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Nausea

Causes of Rabies


Rabies is caused by animal bites carrying the rabies virus. The virus is usually transferred to humans via animal saliva. Infected saliva coming in contact with open wounds can also lead to Rabies infection. Also, animal scratches with infected saliva can cause the infection.

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