Adults cats Rabies

DEFINITION
Fatal polioencephalitis of warm-blooded animals and humans and generally transmitted by the bite of an infected mammal

 

RISK FACTORS

  • Contact with wildlife, especially raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes

  • Lack of vaccination against rabies

  • Exposure to aerosols in bat caves

  • Modified live-virus rabies vaccines used in immunocompromised animals

 

PROGNOSIS AND OUTCOME

  • Fatal

  • Cats and dogs will typically succumb within 7-10 days after onset of clinical signs.

  • Rare cases of recovery in dogs, cats, and humans