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Not only pets transmit rabies

Three epidemiological types of rabies

In this video, Esperanza Gomez-Lucia explains that there are three main types of rabies from the epidemiological point of view:

  • Urban rabies: transmitted mostly by dogs, but also by cats
  • Sylvatic rabies: transmitted by terrestrial wildlife, such as foxes, raccoons, etc.
  • Bat rabies: transmitted either by insect- or fruit-eating bats or by blood-sucking bats.

To learn the outcome of the 2015 rabies case we introduced in Step 3.4, see the link at the bottom of this step.

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Animal Viruses: Their Transmission and the Diseases They Produce

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