Rabies | Description

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Rabies (Lyssa) ICD-9 071; ICD-10 A82  
Related Topics: Oral Rabies Vaccine Programs

Rabies is a virus that affects the central nervous system. You can be infected with the rabies virus if you are bitten by an animal that has the disease. You can also get rabies if the saliva from a rabid animal contacts your mucous membranes or any open wounds you might have. If you have such contact with a rabid animal, only a series of shots can keep you from getting the disease. Read more...