Rabies Photos

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Photos of the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of numerous dark, bullet-shaped rabies virions within an infected tissue sample.

This transmission electron micrograph (TEM) revealed the presence of numerous dark, bullet-shaped rabies virions within an infected tissue sample.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 8341

Histopathology of rabies, brain.

Histopathology of rabies, brain.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 854

This micrograph depicts the histopathologic changes associated with rabies encephalitis prepared using an H&E stain.

This micrograph depicts the histopathologic changes associated with rabies encephalitis prepared using an H&E stain.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 4069

This immunofluorescent micrograph reveals a positive result for the presence of rabies virus antigens in this specimen.

This immunofluorescent micrograph reveals a positive result for the presence of rabies virus antigens in this specimen.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 6455

This photomicrograph demonstrates cellular changes associated with rabies encephalitis using an H&E staining technique.

This photomicrograph demonstrates cellular changes associated with rabies encephalitis using an H&E staining technique.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 3981

Images of Those Affected by the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

A hospitalized human rabies victim in restraints.

A hospitalized human rabies victim in restraints.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2539

This was a hospitalized human rabies victim who was restrained while bedridden.

This was a hospitalized human rabies victim who was restrained while bedridden.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 4073

Close-up of a dog’s face during late-stage “dumb” paralytic rabies.

Close-up of a dog’s face during late-stage “dumb” paralytic rabies.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2614

A photograph of a rabid fox sitting in a wooded area.

A photograph of a rabid fox sitting in a wooded area.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2628

Here a penned dog is afflicted with dumb rabies, manifested as depression, lethargy and a seemingly overly tame disposition.

Here a penned dog is afflicted with dumb rabies, manifested as depression, lethargy and a seemingly overly tame disposition.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 3364

Approximately a third of reported animal rabies is attributed to the wild skunk population.

Approximately a third of reported animal rabies is attributed to the wild skunk population.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2186

Raccoons can also be vectors of the rabies virus, transmitting the virus to humans and other animals.

Raccoons can also be vectors of the rabies virus, transmitting the virus to humans and other animals.
Source: PHIL Photo ID# 2180

Page last reviewed: March 10, 2017