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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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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 it possible for someone to get rabies from spit from another human showing no symptoms?

Is it possible for someone to get rabies from spit from another human showing no symptoms?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rabies?

What are the symptoms of rabies?

Rabies: Hello 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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What are some symptoms of rabies?

Many presentations: Rabies can present as a nonspecific viral syndrome- headache, fever, weakness are common early complaints. Lethargy, loss of strength, difficulty swallowing and communicating can also be present. Seizures, respiratoy failure, and death are the typical final stages of this illness. ...Read more

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How are the symptoms of rabies treated?

Rabies: Mayo clinic website treats this topic thoroughly: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/rabies/ds00484/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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What are the usual presenting symptoms of rabies?

What are the usual presenting symptoms of rabies?

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 more

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