Rabdo virus is a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue (Greek: ?aßd? rhabdo- striped µ?? myo- muscle) breaks down (Greek: ??s?? –lysis) rapidly. Breakdown products of damaged muscle cells are released into the bloodstream; some of these, such as the protein myoglobin, are harmful to the kidneys and may lead to kidney failure. The severity of the symptoms, which may include muscle pains, vomiting and confusion, depends on the extent of muscle damage and whether kidney failure develops.