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Rabies in India, an outlook

Rabies, a viral disease affecting terrestrial and airborne mammals, is mainly transmitted by Dog and bat bites. Rabies is classified as zoonotic disease world over as it is transmitted to human from animals and dog remains a main source transmitting rabies to Human and other animals in India. The disease, as old as human civilization and its association with dogs, has a mention in Atharvaveda. The name might have derived from “Rabhas” in Sanskrit means “to Rage” It is one