Most people's comprehension of rabies comes from fictional works such as Cujo, which show rabid animals aggressively attacking anyone who gets close to them. Rabies can make dogs aggressive, but that is not the only symptom of this aggressive and deadly virus. What happens if you get rabies is nothing short of terrifying. It starts out with flu-like symptoms, and even if you catch it then, it's too late. You will experience muscle spasms, hyper-aggression, and horrifying hallucinations.
Although rabies it is not the threat it once was thanks to vaccinations, rabies still kills tens of thousands of people all over the world. It has also been a feared disease throughout history for its onset of bizarre symptoms and the fact people used to have little understanding of rabies symptoms and the animals that cause it. Rabies can kill you if not treated immediately. If you are bitten by a wild animal or an animal you suspect is rabid, get medical care ASAP.