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How many cases of human rabies has there been in india?

How many cases of human rabies has there been in india?

Internet resource: "since 1985, india has reported an estimated 25 000–30 000 human deaths from rabies annually (the lower estimate is based on projected statistics from isolation hospitals in 1985).2 the majority of people who die of rabies are people of poor or low-income socioeconomic status....2008 data... "http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2244675/. ...Read more

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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Is there a human rabies vaccine?

Is there a human rabies vaccine?

Yes: Rabies in humans is rare, but there is a vaccine. It is not given to everyone. Rather, it is given to those at high risk or those who have been exposed. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the cheapest place to get a human rabies vaccination in central jersey?

Rabies vaccine: Only hospitals carry the vaccines. Docs offices rarely carry them as they are to expensive and may just sit around in their vaccine fridge. Go to the er. ...Read more

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What should be avoided when getting the human rabies vaccine?

What should be avoided when getting the human rabies vaccine?

Nothing really: The Immune Globulin given soon post exposure can cause a fair amount of local pain but the vaccine is well tolerated and you do not need to avoid anything. ...Read more

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If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

If human rabies vaccine has taken while the virus is in its incubation period does the dose stops it?

Rabies prophylaxis: ????? Modern rabies vaccines and rabies immunoglobulin are highly effective at preventing rabies. If you were exposed, getting good wound care, rabies immunoglobulin and rabies vaccine will be effective. Once symptoms develop, it's too late. So if you are still without symptoms after your exposure -then just make sure to follow through with all the treatment. http://www.saovabha.com/th/default.a ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Can you tell me if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Eventually: 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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Can you tell me what you suggest if a human had rabies would he/she be dying?

Rabies is eventually: Fatal if it is not treated. Rabies symptoms may initially express with malaise, headache, fever ; weakness. If a person has been bitten, the site may be itching or have a prickly sensation. As the disease progresses the person may feel anxious and have difficulty sleeping. They may behave unusually, experience hallucinations and develop delirium. If not treated early, rabies is usually fatal. ...Read more

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In humans why is rabies called hydrophobia?

Pharyngeal spasm: Drinking fluids can cause intense spasm in the throat so rabid patients tend to avoid drinking. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of rabies in humans that need treatment?

Treatment of rabies.: Is essentially unsuccessful. The idea is to prevent the infection by Immune Globulin and vaccine. ...Read more