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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Jun 28, 2018

That's what the Greeks called it. Madness. In Sanskrit, the term was rabhas, which meant "to do violence". Later, Latin and English translations would give us the present day term for it.

Rabies.

Dr. Krista Rieckert (veterinary medicine) comments on this example of a neurotropic virus that infects humans and animals alike.

Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Ars Sonor, Cold Noise, Damiano Baldoni, Kevin MacLeod, US Army Old Guard and Drum Corps, and Ghost. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. If you're bitten by a wild animal (or a domestic one), talk to your doctor.

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