Rabies virus

Kevin Hertzberg khertzberg at telia.com
Tue Oct 1 16:21:34 EST 2002


I'm not an educated virologist, but I'm interested in viral diseases. I have
a question about the Rabies virus.

I wonder why the body immune defence cannot defeat the rabies virus. If a
patient is infected with Ebola Hemorrhagic fever for example, there is a
small chance of survival (approx. 10%). But when it come to Rabies, it's not
the same situation. When the disease has started, it's impossible for the
body immune defence to defeat it.

Can anyone please explain why it is like this? I would really appreciate
your help.

Kevin Hertzberg

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