Rabies

by: Brody Fleming

causes

The cause of rabies is from an animal that has rabies bites you and gets its saliva in the bite or open wound. Which is a virus.

A virus is a tiny organism that gets inside a body and makes that person or animal sick. Without medical treatment to stop the spread of the rabies virus, rabies is always deadly. But when caught in time it’s curable.

rabies vaccine

You will want to take a vaccine before you go to a poor country because medical care is hard to find.Scientists have put the rabies vaccine in food and dropped it into the wild so when the animals eat the food they get vaccinated.


The vaccine has not worked well for skunks. But scientists are working on a new vaccine to work on skunks. They say now that rabies and skunks will later be under better control.


The vaccine has not worked well for skunks. But scientists are working on a new vaccine to work on skunks. They say now that rabies and skunks will later be under better control.


The vaccine can help you get rid of prevent you from getting the rabies virus.

symptoms of rabies

Some of the symptoms of rabies is fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, and difficulty swallowing. If you don't get help you will most likely die.


Rabies is a serious illness caused by a virus. If you ever get bitten like this girl named Lynne in my book don’t be scared to tell your parents or get in trouble for it because if you don’t get help you will most likely die, so make sure you get medical help or tell your parents right away.

statistics

It is estimated that 40,000 people get infected with rabies each year in the U.S. but there are only 2 or 3 deaths a year. Which is really small compared to the poor parts of Asia and Africa.


The deaths have declined from 100 or more deaths a year to 2 or 3 deaths a year in the U.S. Which is amazing compared to other countries that don’t have a lot of medical care.


Some statistics of rabies is that in 2008 294 cats got infected but only 75 dogs got infected in the U.S. But I bet there is a lot more wild animals that are infected that get infected than lost cats or dogs. Also I think that cats have a higher number because they seem to know how to know how to get out.


The rabies virus is more common in animals than humans. It is estimated that 55,000 people die around the world each year from rabies mostly in places that are poor when again medical care is hard to find.

similar disease

A similar disease like rabies is Lyme disease because a tick has to bite you for you to get Lyme disease like rabies.

commonly found

Rabies is commonly found in poor countries like Africa and Asia. Also that is were 95% of rabies deaths happen. Because in poor countries medical care can be hard to find.

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