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Early symptoms of rabies in humans

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
See below: The incubation period for rabies is less than 30 days in 25% of cases, less than 90 days in 75% of cases and more than 1 year in 5%. The furious form... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Rabies: Highly variable. It can take weeks, months, or even years for rabies symptoms to show in a human after a bite from a rabid animal. If you may have ha... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Rabies: It depends on when you define symptomatic. It is usually months from time of bite before symptoms. However, once overt symptoms of encephalitis devel... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
It depends on location of the bite or other exposure, becauset it takes time for the rabies virus to ascend through the nerves to the brain. Exposure ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Yes if Bitten: Rabies is contracted by contact with saliva of infected animals- through bites or licking of cuts. The first symptoms are flu-like illness: fatigue, f... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Yes: When Rabies is suspected diagnosis can be quickly made by direct fluorescence antibody testing of a biopsy specimen of skin from the nape of the neck ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
The period between: the bite and the onset of symptoms is called the incubation period. It usually takes 4 to 12 weeks for a person to develop rabies symptoms once they a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Rabies: Usually a continuum of symptoms. No honeymoon phase. All the best.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
You need to have dog observed and tested or depending on where you are start treatments now. Very few survive rabies so check it out now. NOW.

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