Rabies is a viral disease that affects mammals, including
wildlife, pets, and humans. It is most commonly transmitted
through the bite of an infected animal.
Although rabies infections in humans are very rare, they are
almost always fatal if not quickly identified and treated. Once
symptoms appear, it is too late. To date, only two people
worldwide have been documented to have survived clinical rabies.
Rabies has achieved somewhat of a boogeyman quality due to its
high risk of death and tendency to invade the nervous system
but did you know that this frightening disease is actually very
rare in California?