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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Rabies LOGO HERE Rabies is a fatal disease passed on by mammals to others. Fatal if not reported to a doctor immediately. Rabies affectsthe Central Nervous System which consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Symptoms of Rabies. Who Is More Likely To Get Rabies? Children and teens under the age of 15, because they are more often put at risk. 31% 13% 44% 32% 19% 7% 22% The symptoms of rabies include; irritability, excessive movement, confusion, hallucinations, muscle spasms, white foaming at the mouth, and aggressiveness.Symptoms start showing after 1 to three months. What Do I Do If I Think I'm Infected? If you think you've been bitten or scratched, treatthe site of infection with soap and warm water andclean it thoroughly. Then call your doctor and set up an appointment. If not treated soon, you WILL die. What is Rabies? What Causes Rabies? A biting, scratching, or exchanging of saliva, from aninfected mammal, such as; dogs, cats, bats, skunks,and raccoons. How Often Does Rabies Occur In The United States? 2-3 cases/deaths each year, so very rarely. Common Causes Of Rabies? The most common cause of rabiesis saliva from from an infected animalgetting onto an open wound or breakagein the skin. How Can I Prevent Getting Rabies? Take care of any open wounds or skin breakage, stay away from any animal you suspect that has symptoms of rabies and report them to Animal Control, get your shots and vaccinations. Prognosis(Future Outlook) ForSomeone Infected. If you are diagnosed with rabies, get immediate medical attention, if not treated before symptoms occur, then you cannot be cured and will die. If you get medical attention then you will be treated withshots of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis(PEP) which has a success rate of 100%. Treatment Of Rabies. If you are diagnosed with rabies, you will receive the Rabies Post-Exposure Prophylaxis(PEP) treatment. This includes an initial dose of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccinations over a fourteen day period. Facts! 1. Disease detection, prevention, and control coststhe United States over $300 million every year.2. The most afflicted countries are; Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
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