Rabies - How is it spread?

In countries where rabies is common, dogs, cats, monkeys and bats usually carry the disease, but bites from all mammals can be dangerous.2,3  The risk of infection is considered higher in those who are more likely to be exposed to such animals especially travellers spending long periods of time outdoors or cavers who are camping in the same caves as bats.  Children are at greater risk because they are more likely to play with animals and may not tell people they have been bitten or scratched.1

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