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Will I turn violent if I get rabies?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Quite likely

If one gets infected with rabies, he has an incubation period in which he shows no symptoms.
When symptoms begin, he will feel some flu-like symptoms. Then comes the bad brain symptoms, with some erratic violent behavior plus foaming at the mouth, and death some days later from paralysis and coma. The flu-like symptoms can last days to a week or so, and the rabid behavior another week or so.

In brief: Quite likely

If one gets infected with rabies, he has an incubation period in which he shows no symptoms.
When symptoms begin, he will feel some flu-like symptoms. Then comes the bad brain symptoms, with some erratic violent behavior plus foaming at the mouth, and death some days later from paralysis and coma. The flu-like symptoms can last days to a week or so, and the rabid behavior another week or so.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: if left untreated

Yes it can lead to violent-like behavior.

In brief: if left untreated

Yes it can lead to violent-like behavior.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Yes

But then you will die quickly.

In brief: Yes

But then you will die quickly.
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