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How long does it take for rabies to manifest?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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In brief: See below

Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years.
Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care!

In brief: See below

Historically, the incubation period is from 3-7 weeks but it has been reported from 10 days to 7 years.
Nevertheless, once the infection sets in, the disease has been almost always fatal. If you suspect it at all, seek immediate medical care!
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
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