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How long does it take for rabies to manifest?

How long does it take for rabies to manifest?

See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more


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How long does it take for rabies virus to show symptoms?

See below: Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years. Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care! ...Read more

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How long does it take antibodies to clear the rabies virus from infected cells?

How long does it take antibodies to clear the rabies virus from infected cells?

Unknown: Humans infected with rabies cannot make enough of their own antibodies to clear the infection. If you get an injection of antibodies and a vaccine shortly after being bitten by a rabid animal, that nearly always prevents infection. ...Read more

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It takes for how long does symptoms of rabies appear?

It takes for how long does symptoms of rabies appear?

Rabies: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html ...Read more

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My rabies (4-5) injection course completed on 13th, got bitten by dog again on 16th, so do I need to take another injection. If not,for how long?

My rabies (4-5) injection course completed on 13th, got bitten by dog again on 16th, so do I need to take another injection. If not,for how long?

Vaccine basics: Once you have completed the rabies series ,your system is considered safe from exposure during a 2 year period. Those working in high risk occupations are encouraged to either check immune level (titers) at 2 years or get a booster dose. ...Read more

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If a dog with rabies bites you how long should it take just for the bite to show a sign of an infection?

Don't wait: If suspected at all, get to an er asap for treatment. Rabies is historically almost always fatal! ...Read more

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How long my flu will take to go after rabies vaccine?

How long my flu will take to go after rabies vaccine?

???: Perhaps your question is, how long after rabies vaccine may I take my flu shot? The rabies vaccine is not a live virus. Some influenza vaccines do contain live virus. It is recommended that you wait 4 weeks between doses of live virus vaccine, but since rabies vaccine contains the inactivated virus, you may take your flu shot at any time. Good luck! ...Read more

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Extreme phobia of rabies. Have begun treatment with therapist but every day I have it gets worse. How long will it take to be handled. I go every 2w.

Extreme phobia of rabies. Have begun treatment with therapist but every day I have it gets worse.  How long will it take to be handled. I go every 2w.

Talk with therapist: Extreme phobias of any kind take both understanding and patience to work with. Depending on the type of treatment, the fear can get worse before it gets better. You say you've begun therapy, but i don't know how long -- or what methods are in place. Please ask your therapist his/her thoughts about prognosis and timing; could ^ to once/week too. Also in some instances medications can help. ...Read more

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How common is guillain-barré syndrome from the rabies vaccine? How long would it take to show up?

How common is guillain-barré syndrome from the rabies vaccine? How long would it take to show up?

Older forms of : Vaccine had a very slight risk of GBS. Newer vaccine has shown no increased risk of GBS. I would not worry about this with the newer vaccination. ...Read more

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