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How Long Is Someone With Rabies Contagious
Rabies: Rabies is a lethal viral illness. The incubation from wild animal bite to symptoms is a few days to a week, but these may initially be nonspecific. There is no proven treatment once you actually have the illness, but there are experimental protocols used in hospitals. Human to human transmission by biting or kissing is conceivably possible, but no health worker has gotten rabies from a patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the United States 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
Not long!: The virus incubates in affected animal's body for apporximately 3-12 weeks. The animal has no signs of illness during this time. When it reaches the brain, the virus multiplies rapidly, passes to the salivary glands, and the raccoon begins to show signs of the disease. The infected animal usually dies within 7 days of becoming sick. It's unlikely to be infected if the animal is dead. ...Read more
Rabies symptoms: May exhibit symptoms between two days and two weeks. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very quickly: Within a matter of daysGet a more detailed answer ›
If a person develops early stages of rabies, how long does the bite hurt / itch before other symptoms appear?
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 are bitten and infected. However, incubation periods have ranged from a few days to six years! The initial symptoms are flu-like: fever, muscle weakness, tingling. See your Public Health Dept or doctor with further questions. Stay well:) ...Read more
Rabies treatment: Provides immunity for at least several years and after that point antibody titers should be followed and boosters given as required. There are different approaches for treatment, some recommending 5 shots, others 4. Check website www CDC. Gov for up to date recommendations. All the best. ...Read more
How long can rabies survive in water? Minimum, average and maximum time of survival in cold and hot in 1.5-2 litres of water in a tub? Can infect us?
How long does a rabies booster last for protection? And how long does a post exposure last cause I've heard it doesn't last as long as a pre exposure
1-5 years: Boosters vary in efficacy by type, the most effective can last 3-5 years, but most need to be boosted yearly. Check with ...Read more
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