Rabies is a virus transmitted through saliva that causes inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) which leads to paralysis and death.

Symptoms:

Rabies symptoms occur in three stages which start to develop 2 to 8 weeks after infection, prodomal, furious, and paralytic. Death occurs 3 to 7 days from the onset of symptoms.

Prodomal: This stage last 2 to 3 days and includes behavioral change, fever, slow eye reflexes, and chewing the bite site.

Furious: This stage lasts 2 to 4 days and consists of erratic behavior including irritability, restlessness, barking, aggression, vicious attacks on inanimate objects, and unexplained roaming. This stage may also include disorientation and seizure.

Paralytic: This stage lasts 2 to 4 days and is when paralysis develops. This paralysis usually starts in the limb that was infected with the bite, and continues to the face where it causes a change in barking and a drooping of the jaw which causes the typical foaming of the mouth. Next comes depression, coma, and death from respiratory paralysis.

Communicability:

Any warm blooded animal is susceptible to Rabies. In an infected animal, the Rabies virus sheds infection in the mouth where infected saliva can easily transfer infection through a bite.

Effect:

After 2 to 8 weeks of infection, the Rabies virus causes inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) which causes neurological damage and eventual paralysis and death.

Deadly:

Yes. From respiratory paralysis.

Remedy:

In dogs who have been vaccinated, revaccination and quarantine for 90 days.
In dogs not vaccinated, vaccination and quarantine for six months.
In people, a special post-exposure vaccine is administered on day zero, 3, 7, 14, and 28, following the bite.

Prevention:

All dogs should maintain a Rabies vaccination schedule. Dogs should also be protected form stray and wild animals.

Danger to Humans:

Yes. After infection Rabies post-exposure vaccination must be administered to prevent death.

Danger to Other Animals:

Any warm blooded animal is susceptible and a possible carrier of Rabies.