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Are there any viruses that are similar to the rabies virus? Answer please!

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Really no

Rabies virus is the only virus in its family that can affect humans and the only one that travels up nerves to the brain and causes illness in the way that it does.
Like everything in biology, rabies virus is phylogenetically related to other viruses but as a pathogen it's distinctive.

In brief: Really no

Rabies virus is the only virus in its family that can affect humans and the only one that travels up nerves to the brain and causes illness in the way that it does.
Like everything in biology, rabies virus is phylogenetically related to other viruses but as a pathogen it's distinctive.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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