Asked in Rabies, Viruses (biological)
Can a bird get rabies?
"Rabies has been produced in birds experimentally, however, it has never been found in wild bird populations." Birds have been found to have positive titers for rabies: (Gough & Jorgenson, "Rabies antibodies in sera of wild birds". JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE DISEASES, Vol 12, July 1976. -ge ...
Asked in Animal Life, Rabies
Do groundhogs get rabies?
Rabies is fairly uncommon on groundhogs but it has happened and Is definitely possible. Almost any mammal can get rabies. Animals like mice, rats, squirrels and groundhogs, are not very common to get rabies but can and does happen. Dogs, cats, foxes, cows and other mammals can all get rabies but birds fish and snakes can not. ...
Asked in Rabies
What animal is least likely to carry rabies?
There are many animals that cannot carry the rabies virus, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Only mammals can carry the rabies virus; of these, the least likely to carry the rabies virus would be the marine mammals. ...
Asked in Infectious Diseases, Fish, Microbiology, Rabies
Can fish get rabies?
No, rabies is only infective to mammals, so fish (and reptiles, amphibians and birds) are all safe from it. However, fish have their own neurotropic viral infections, so it's possible to see disease in fish that causes similar signs to rabies in mammals. ...