Web edition: August 20, 2012
Rabies is a terrible way to die. The disease is caused by a virus that spreads through animal bites. Without treatment, it attacks the brain and can cause symptoms like hallucinations, paralysis, fever and severe pain. Untreated, the disease is usually deadly — except to some people in a few Peruvian villages, scientists now report.
R. Ehrenberg. Rabies resistance arises in backwater thick with vampire bats. Science News Online, August 1, 2012. [Go to]