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What if we inject rabies virus into an insect body, like spider or a bee, will it contract rabies as humans, cats, dogs, racoons or bats do?

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Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain. It is adapted to the nervous systems of vertebrates particularly mammals. Arthropods are too different for lyssaviruses to survive in their body.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'd like to ask you a question since I have not enough knowledge of biology and also assuming you'd like to speculate a bit. So the virus enters the body of a spider (let's take a spider as a example) and then what? To put it more metaphorically, the lyssvirus looks around, realizes the host is not a mammal and disappears? I'd like to know how it goes with lyssaviruses, but (to anyone) take it as an invitation to a discussion. $\endgroup$ – Lili Sep 3 '17 at 10:53

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