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What are common signs for rabies in humans?

What are common signs for rabies in humans?

See below: Rapidly progressive central nervous system manifestations including anxiety, dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing), and seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Rabies (Definition)

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


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What are the symptoms of rabies in humans and how soon do they appear?

What are the symptoms of rabies in humans and how soon do they appear?

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

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What are symptoms of rabies in humans that need treatment?

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

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How long would the anti rabies last on humans?

2-3 years: Duration of immunity in humans after 2 injection rabies vaccination averages between 2-3 years. Some studies suggest protective levels of antibiodies as long as 10 years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is rabies significant to humans?

It kills people: The last time I looked it up, about 30, 000 people die yearly from rabies. Every one of these deaths could be prevented by immunization after exposure. ...Read more

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How can rabies kill a human being?

Rabies: The virus travels to the brain, causing paralysis, leading to respiratory shutdown & death. ...Read more

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Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways, rabies or no rabies, if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered, as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections. Get to a doc now! ...Read more

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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

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How long can the rabies vaccines for humans provide immunity?

Depends: According to the natl network for immunization--"previously immunized people still must receive two additional doses of the vaccine if exposed to the virus, and the vaccine is almost 100% effective in these cases as well." meaning each time you are bitten you must be re-immunized. ...Read more

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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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DR. SCOTT HAMSTRA, what do you mean why take the risk. Are you suggesting getting rabies vaccine for humans to build up immunity?

No: There are a few "high risk" jobs where Rabies Vaccine is recommended for people who are likely to get exposed to rabies. Outside of Africa and Asia, only get exposed to rabies in wild animals -- doesn't happen often - so don't use the vaccine unless get exposed. Your immune system is what fights off the rabies virus - the vaccine helps your immune system do this quicker and stronger. ...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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Please tell me if there are any side effects of rabies vaccine for humans?

Please tell me if there are any side effects of rabies vaccine for humans?

Yes: Local reactions, such as pain, redness, swelling or itching at the injection site is common. Systemic reactions, such as headache, nausea, abdominal pain, muscle aches, and dizziness, are reported. ...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?

Rabies prophylaxis: จริงๆ 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 someone tell me if rabies can transfer from human to human?

Possible but rare: Transmission has occurred by transplant of organs, corneas, and other tissues from patients dying of undiagnosed rabies. However, person-to-person transmission by bite has not been documented in us. ...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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How long can a rabies vaccine last in humans?

How long can a rabies vaccine last in humans?

At least 2yr: After completion of a pre-exposure vaccine series, the protective antibody level lasts for at least 2 years. Boosters are only recommended if a serum titer has dropped. People with continuous exposure are advised to have titers done every 6 mo while those with occasional exposure should be tested every 2 yrs. ...Read more

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How long does the rabies vaccine last in humans?

Uncertain: We really are not 100% certain. Cdc feels--if high risk--test every 2 years (e.g. Vet working in rabies zone) latest who consensus is every 10 years. In general, if continued risk, recommend periodic retesting titers though immunity may persist even when antibodies are no longer detectable. Cdc rule? If the titer. ...Read more

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How long does post-exposure rabies vaccine last in humans?

How long does post-exposure rabies vaccine last in humans?

2 yrs: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more

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HOW LONG DOES POST EXPOSURE RABIES VACCINE LAST IN HUMANS?

2 yrs: In general, completion of the anti-rabies series will protect for exposures during the 2 years following completion of the series. Those in high risk professions are advised to get boosters or have an antibody titer checked to see if a booster is needed for protection to remain high. ...Read more

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Can you get rabies from a child? Human to human transmission? If they sneeze, breathe or cough on someone?

Can you get rabies from a child? Human to human transmission? If they sneeze, breathe or cough on someone?

Unlikely: From the cdc, "bite and non-bite exposures inflicted by infected humans could theoretically transmit rabies, but no such cases have been documented. Casual contact, such as touching a person with rabies or contact with non-infectious fluid or tissue (urine, blood, feces) does not constitute an exposure...". ...Read more

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Can the rabies virus survive in human stomach acid?

Can the rabies virus survive in human stomach acid?

Likely not: The acid in the stomach kills most things- and in this case destroys most viruses. If you are on a medicine that decreases stomach acid then some thing may not be killed- swallowing rabies virus is not very likely however..... ...Read more

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How did rabies first get transmitted to humans?

Pre history: Who could answer this question? Animal bites have occurred sine the dawn of man and the reservoir of infectious rabies virus has probably existed just as long ...Read more

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After catching pseudo rabies, how long will a human have to live?

Pseudo rabies: Pseudo rabies is not known to affect humans. It is a an acute viral illness affecting pigs or swine. ...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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Is it possible for anti rabies shots to have bad side effects on humans?

Not really: The newer vaccines are basically harmless. I underwent the series and if you think you have had an exposure, you need to do the same. If you have been exposed, and you neglect this, it will cost you your life. ...Read more