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Is It Possible To Get Rabies From An Animal Before The Virus Reaches Its Brain
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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
At what point during the rabies virus transit from the site of inoculation to the brain is it vulnerable to immune intervention?
Before reaching: Rabies moves along nerves from the inoculation site back to the brain. The bottom line is that if you have been exposed, you take the immunizations, hopefully at once, if this is a homework question, it's a poor one as no one is absolutely certain. If you have been exposed but delayed reporting, don't give up; post-exposure immunization is a basic human right. ...Read more
I-3 months: Rabies incubates in the body of the victim, and even an animal who has been infected, may not have it in saliva for quite some time. Once it is active in a victim, the virus multiplies, and migrates up nerve fibres into the brain. The typical period is about one to three months, giving time to use vaccines to save a life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can somebody get rabies from outside (soil etc.) if there was a rabid animal's saliva? Or can carry the virus from outside to home by stepping on it?
Not necessarily: In fact, an animal bite is not needed to be infected with rabies. A rabies infection could result if the saliva of a rabid animal contacts an open wound or the eye of a person. There have been documented cases of rabies infection without a history of an animal bite. It is presumed that the infection may have occured via the aforementioned ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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