Rabies! | Arts & Culture
Rabies has been in the news in Maine this year, with confirmed cases in wildlife, and even one case (that I know of) in a pet dog.
We have a good handle on the rabies virus, especially in developed nations, but it is FAR from eradicated. Don't kid yourself. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus is a well-researched book that doesn't pull any punches.