A contagious and fatal viral disease of dogs and other mammals that causes madness and convulsions, transmissible through the saliva to humans. Also called hydrophobia.
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- Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies.
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- There was no report on diphtheria, rabies, tetanus or whooping cough during the study period.
late 16th century: from Latin, from rabere 'rave'.
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