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When should the first signs of rabies appear?

When should the first signs of rabies appear?

Variable: The virus has to travel to the brain so the further the bite is from the brain the longer it takes to manifest. So you die sooner from a bite to the face than one to the foot... http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html ...Read more

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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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What are the first signs of a rabies infection?

Rabies symptoms: For rabies to occur, there usually has to be a recognizable exposure - such as a dog, cat or other mammal bite. Sometimes bats are involved, but that may not always include a bite. Since rabies is a viral infection - the first symptoms are 'non-specific' like headache, fever or malaise (feel wiped out). Further in the course, more characteristic symptoms develop like hydrophobia. See an MD. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have sign of rabies?

It's not subtle: The only question worth asking is whether you have been exposed. If you have any reason to think you have been bitten by a rabid animal, and this includes finding a dead bat in your bedroom, you need to undergo the immunization. Rabies infecction itself becomes clinically obvious in a few days from onset of symptoms. ...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 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 some signs of behavior of cats with rabies?

Rabies in cats: Cats infected with the rabies virus can go through three stages. In the first stage, the cat may have fever, drool and itch the site of the bite. The second phase which occurs on the second or third day is the furious stage where the cat's behavior becomes erratic. The third phase is the paralytic stage where the cat becomes paralyzed and dies ...Read more

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What to do if I have not shown any sign of hydrophobia, which I think a sign of rabies. please tell me , am I going to die?

What are you asking?: If you were bitten by an animal with rabies and you refused scientific treatment, it's going to kill you, but the incubation period depends on where the bite was. If you were treated by immunization, you'll be okay. If you were not bitten by an animal with rabies, or had exposure while caving or something similar, you will not get rabies. ...Read more

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If I got lightly scratched by an unvaccinated cat a month ago and the cat is still living with no signs of rabies is it posdible that I got rabies from the scratch?

If I got lightly scratched by an unvaccinated cat a month ago and the cat is still living with no signs of rabies is it posdible that I got rabies from the scratch?

Unlikely: If the cat is well 1 month after your injury then no. We generally watch questionable animals for 10 days. All the best. ...Read more

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What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

What are signs of rabies and kennel cough?

Ask your vet: This question is best answered by your pet's vet. We here at HealthTap are experts in human disease and behavior. ...Read more