Do the rabies virus passes the blood-brain barrier?

Rabies. The rabies virus enters the brain by entering peripheral nerves and spreading thruough the nerves to the brain.

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How fast does it take the rabies virus to go from the bite wound to the brain?

Depends on bite . The average duration of viral incubation (the time until the virus causes symptoms) is 20-90 days. It is usually less than 50 days if the patient is bitten on the head or neck or if there is a large amount of infectious material inoculated from multiple bites or large wounds. The virus will not cause symptons during incubation. Virus is transferred to brain during incubation. Read more...
I-3 months. Rabies incubates in the body of the victim, and even an animal who has been infected, may not have it in saliva for quite some time. Once it is active in a victim, the virus multiplies, and migrates up nerve fibres into the brain. The typical period is about one to three months, giving time to use vaccines to save a life. Read more...

How can the rabies virus avoid white blood cells in the blood of a mammal?

In nervous system. Rabies virus doesn't actually 'avoid' white blood cells, but when it is inside brain cells (having traveled to them from a bite site on the skin or in muscle) it can't be killed by white blood cells without also killing those cells. The main route the virus takes isn't by blood, it is by following up the nerve cell axons, where it isn't seen much by wbcs. In the brain it does get a WBC reaction. Read more...

At what point during the rabies virus transit from the site of inoculation to the brain is it vulnerable to immune intervention?

Before reaching. Rabies moves along nerves from the inoculation site back to the brain. The bottom line is that if you have been exposed, you take the immunizations, hopefully at once, if this is a homework question, it's a poor one as no one is absolutely certain. If you have been exposed but delayed reporting, don't give up; post-exposure immunization is a basic human right. Read more...