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When Should The First Signs Of Rabies Appear
Clinical rabies: The symptoms of rabies after a 'real' exposure usually average 3 weeks to 3 months for humans. Extremes can sometimes occur with the shortest incubation times of 4 days for bites to the eye or through the skull. The longest incubations are 'years' in duration - with 1, 5 and 10 or more years documented. Best to 'define' that exposure, then seek treatment before any symptoms develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
The first 4 days after being bitten by an unvaccinated dog, could my saliva be infective of rabies to people or animals?
If a dog with rabies bites you how long should it take just for the bite to show a sign of an infection?
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