Rabies Photos

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Photos of the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

Photo ID# 8341
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.

Photo ID# 854
Histopathology of rabies, brain.

Histopathology of rabies, brain.

Photo ID# 4069
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.

Photo ID# 6455
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.

Photo ID# 3981
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.

Images of Those Affected by the Disease

From the Public Health Image Library

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

A hospitalized human rabies victim in restraints.

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

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

Photo ID# 2614
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.

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

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

Photo ID# 3364
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.

Photo ID# 2186
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.

Photo ID# 2180
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.

Page last reviewed: March 10, 2017