Rabies is a viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of an infected animal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death.
Rabies in humans is rare in Mississippi. Bats with rabies have been identified in the state, and are capable of transmitting the disease to humans with their bite.Additional Resources
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