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What is Rabies? What are the signs and symptoms?

What is Rabies? What are the signs and symptoms? Why is it essential for me to take the vaccination? Will the vaccination protect me from the disease? Will there be any side effects? Will there be rabies even after I take the vaccination?
Asked On : Fri, 30 May 2008
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Rabies is a viral disease of the central nervous system (CNS), bullet-shaped RNA viruses with an incubation period of 5 days to 1 year, with an average of 20-90 days, risk of contracting rabies from a bite wound is 5-80%, Rabies prophylaxis is now recommended for any routine contact with at-risk animals. Intact skin contact with urine, blood, or feces of an animal has not been shown to constitute exposure, except in bats. Although rabies is considered to be a uniformly fatal disease, 3 cases of survival were reported in the 1970s, there are six known case of human recovery from rabies; however, only one patient did not receive rabies prophylaxis either before or after the onset of symptoms. High fevers with rapidly progressive encephalitis, Myoclonus, Increased lacrimation, Hypersalivation, Agitation, Anxiety. Immediate therapy consists of thoroughly cleaning all bite and scratch wounds with soap and water and/or 2% benzalkonium chloride. Provide wound care as needed. Tetanus prophylaxis is indicated; measure
Answered: Fri, 30 May 2008
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Rabies is a deadly viral disease affecting the central nervous system. It is caused by a virus found in the saliva of infected animals. The Symptoms include irritability, headache, fever and sometimes itching or pain at the site of exposure, spasms of the throat muscles, convulsions, delirium, hydrophobia and death. Exposure of man to a rabid animal does not always result in rabies. If preventive treatment is obtained promptly following a rabies exposure, most cases of rabies will be prevented. Untreated cases will invariably result in is it essential to take vaccine when exposed to rabies
Answered: Tue, 10 Jun 2008
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Rabies is a disease humans may get from being bitten by an animal infected with the rabies virus.
Answered: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
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after the bite of a dog, how many days, months or years rabies reaction may take place for a person   

Answered: Thu, 14 Jan 2010
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