If you stay at a place where there are a lot of stray dogs beware! If they bite you may suffer from rabies. Be careful! Transmitted by an infected animal bite rabies is a viral disease which can rob your peace. It is called as an RNA virus of the rhabdovirus family. By entering the peripheral nervous system (PNS) it directly and migrates into your brain. It replicates within muscle tissue where it is protected from your immune system. From there it goes to your nervous system through the neuromuscular junctions. Then the virus produces acute inflammation of the brain.