So they went to high schools and informed kids about rabies. They told them that it was a type of genetic material called RNA. They told them that it was single stranded, rod-shaped, and had an outer envelope.
Lyssavirus Genus can also cause another disease called Australian Bat Lyssavirus.
Wild animals are vectors of this disease, and so are humans.
Lyssavirus Genus is the virus that causes rabies
They taught kids the importance of preventing rabies and how serious it really is. They taught them about the two types of vaccines: the fast acting one after you get exposed and the serious of ones you get before you're exposed.
There is a rabies shot that can stop rabies once you get exposed, but you must get it immediately.
Once you get the rabies infection, then you can't treat it.
They also told the story of their daughter who passed away and how common rabies is in the U.S. versus third world countries.
Our daughter was in India, and rabies is more common in the countries without very good prevention techniques.
Rabies are rare in the United States with only 1 to 3 cases annually.