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In the Seventies thousands of Chickenheads rained from the sky in Europe, making foxes and other wildlife perplexed and ecstatic. Why? They were filled with a vaccine to fight the most deadly virus known to humanity – since the Thirties a rabies epidemic had been sweeping across wildlife populations in Europe and human beings desired to ultimately abolish the virus for good.
Rabies is named after Lyssa, the very old Greek spirit of mad rancour, and has been haunting us for at least 4 millennia. It can turn animals into outraged beasts and human beings into zombies that dread water. But what makes Lyssa enrapturing is not just how bizarre and deadly its infection is, but also how incredibly good it is at avoiding our defenses.
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