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Is rabies just an animal disease?

Page last updated 06 January 2022

No. Rabies can infect any mammal, including humans, dogs, foxes, raccoons, and bats. 

Sources & Citations

1. NSW Government Department of Health, Rabies and Australian bat lyssavirus infection fact sheet. Available at: (accessed 07 December 2021).

MAT-AU-2102482  Date of preparation January 2022