Are you a Twi-hard or TVD (The Vampire Diaries) fan? Would you still think Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries was handsome if you found out he wasn’t a vampire and instead just had rabies?
Number one: Dracula's famous weaknesses, garlic and light, could be chalked up to hypersensitivity, which is a symptom of rabies.
Then rabies wreaks havoc on the part of the brain that controls sleep, so patients are often up all night, just like nocturnal vampires.
Also vampires are probably associated with bats because bats are extremely susceptible to rabies.
Finally, even the vampires’ desire to “suck your blood” is connected to rabies because animals with rabies are more aggressive and more likely to bite.