Rabies Virus (rhabdoviridae)
Fever, encephalitis, drooling
Rabies attacks the nicotinic Acetylcholine receptor, and travels retrograde via dynein motors after binding AChR, according to FA.
very stupid question. The virus was inhaled -- bats hang upside when they sleep and drool. So it spreads to the brain directly from the olfactory system via retrograde transport through nerves.