|Agent||Rabies virus, genus Lyssavirus, family Rhabdoviridae|
|Incubation period||3-8 weeks (few days to several years)|
|Period of transmissibility||- Rabid dogs/cats are infectious 3-7 days before onset and up to death.
- Rabid bats are infectious 12 days before onset and up to death.
- Person-to-person transmission is possible but have never been confirmed.
|Reservoir||- Wild and domestic cannidae (dogs, foxes, wolves) and other carnivores (cats...)
- In some countries: bats
|Modes of transmission||- Usually: virus-laden saliva of rabid animal introduced through wound (scratch, bite, existing wound)
- Possible: mucous membranes (eyes, nose, mouth) contaminated with saliva
- Airborne in cave with rabid bats
|Clinical presentation||Encephalomyelitis, with hydrophobia, fatal within 1-2 weeks from onset|
|Case definitions||- MOPH circular no. 109 (2006): Human rabies
- MOPH circular no. 50 (2005): Rabies exposure
|Forms||- General reporting form
- Rabies investigation form
- Exposure investigation form
|Data on Human rabies||Refer to "Surveillance Data"|
|Data on Rabies Exposure||The data reflects the exposed persons managed by anti-rabies centers:
- Year 2015
- Year 2014
- Year 2013