Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family


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Why is vaccination before or after a possible rabies bite essential?

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1. Hydrophobia that is due to rabies occurs because:

2. Which two scientists were credited with the first rabies vaccine?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what to expect if you see a bullet-shaped virus under an electron microscope as well as the connection between Rhabdoviridae viruses and hydrophobia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your understanding of the following:

  • What a bullet-shaped virus might mean
  • Why hydrophobia occurs
  • Who created the first vaccine for rabies
  • How rabies is transmitted
  • Genome structure of rabies

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why hydrophobia occurs and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Rhabdoviridae virus family lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what kind of genome rabies has

Additional Learning

With the associated lesson, Rabies and Fear of Water: Diseases of the Rhabdoviridae Virus Family, you can further your knowledge of these virus types. Some of the lesson's objectives are listed below:

  • Understand what the Rhabdoviridae virus family includes
  • Identify how the virus gets transmitted from one host to another
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of rabies
  • Examine how important it is to get a post-exposure vaccination quickly