Q. With reference to Rabies, consider the following statements:
1. It is a protozoic disease that is spread through the animal bite.
2. Its symptoms include neurological problems and a fear of light and water.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is incorrect: It is caused by a Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) virus that is present in the saliva of a rabid animal (dog, cat, monkey, etc).
Statement 2 is correct: It has symptoms of cerebral dysfunction, anxiety, confusion, and agitation. As the disease progresses, the person may experience delirium, abnormal behavior, hallucinations, hydrophobia (fear of water), and insomnia