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Many things: Incubation time is from 3-7 weeks (historically) but can occur as early as 10 days after exposure. Symptoms may include: anxiety, tension, drooling, convulsions, exaggerated sensation or pain at bite site, excitability, loss of sensation and muscle function, fevers to 102, muscle spasms, swallowing problems, numbness and tingling. Rarely do people with the disease survive, even if treated. ...Read more
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
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 presents with hydrophobia, delirium, agitation and seizures. The paralytic form presents with ascending paralysis. Both types eventually lead to coma and death. ...Read more
I am female 25 years old from Philippines. I was bitten by our dog when I was 9 y.o.. I am so much terrified of having a rabies now no vac given.
No: You would be dead if you contracted rabies from an animal 3 years ago. Untreated rabies kills you within days to weeks, not years. Thee are only 2 cases ever documented in entire world where anyone survived rabies past when they started having symptoms. That's why if you think you may have been exposed, it is essential to start treatment right away, or you die. Also, cats don't often carry rabies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cat was scratched by a raccoon. Is their a risk of the cat getting rabies. The raccoons are regulars around our deck and seem healthy. ?
Extremely rare: The average U.S. City should not have rabies, due to the success of pet vaccination programs and animal control programs. Rabies in the U.S. Is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats. Urban areas have very few of these animals. However, exposure (such as a bite) from such an animal requires a visit to the doctor to decide whether or not rabies shots should be given to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely unlikely: Rabies here is carried by raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, and bats, which all can transmit rabies to cats, dogs, and livestock. A mammal can become infected with rabies. The virus is in saliva. In order to get rabies from a duck, the duck would have to be bitten by a rabid mammal. Then, the human would have to touch the wound and transfer some residual saliva into his own eyes, nose, or mouth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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