Rabies

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Symptoms

Rabies can be in any mammals. Some can be just in your back yard here are the symptoms of rabies.

  • fever
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • confusion
  • hyperactivity
  • difficulty swallowing
  • fear of water
  • partial paralysis

Diagnosis

If an animal bites you and you can not find out if the animal has had it's rabies shots/treatment to prevent the rabies virus from infecting you ask a doctor.

prevention

You have to get your pet vaccinated. Confine your pets, get your rabies shots before you travel. Protect small pets from predetors.

Transmtion

The only way you can get rabies is if you are bitten/scrached or if you have an open wound.

Treatment

You will get


  • shots
  • fast acting shots
  • series of shots
One dose of immune globulin and 4 doses of rabies vaccine over a period of 14 days.

Cost/statistics

Because vaccines to prevent human rabies have been available for more than 100 years. Most deaths from rabies occur in countries with inadequate public heath resources and limited access to a preventive treatment. The number of rabies related human deaths in the united states has declined from more then 100 anually at the turn of the century to one or two per year in the 1990's.

Risks

Dog rabies threatens over 3 billion people in Asia and Africa. People most at risk live in rural areas. Most common in children aged under 15. Any animal bitten or scratched by a wild animal could get rabies. The animal may lose it's fear of humans and natural enemies. A wild animal may appear affectionate and friendly but it may become exited or stressed and will attack anything in it's path. animals that can have rabies: unvaccinated dogs, cats, and ferrets exposed to rabid animals should be euthanize immediately. All mammals can get rabies.
Videotron for World Rabies Day 2014