Name: Julie H
A sixth grade student would like to know if animals can develop
rabies when they get old? Thanks for a response!
Rabies is a virus that is transmitted usually by a bite. Some animals
that are often found infected include raccoons, bats, beaver and unvaccinated
cats and dogs. It is a very dangerous disease. Treatment is successful
when begun immediately after exposure. I have read that no human has
developed the symptoms of rabies infection and lived to tell about it.
A veterinarian might help you more than I can. HAVE FUN!!!
Michael B Lomonaco
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