Rabies

rabies

same as hydrophobia; canine madness.

Origin: L. See Rage. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain.A disease of the nervous system caused by a virus, which leads to degeneration of the Central Nervous System and proves fatal.

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