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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What causes Rabies? Prevention of Rabies In the United States, children15 and younger are most likely to get rabies. Everyyear less than 10 people in the United States get rabies. When virus reaches the brain:-general malaise-fatigue-headaches-weakness-discomfort It can take up to three months for any symptoms showwhen infected with rabies. Treatment of Rabies Kassandra ErazoBlock-4 Rabies is caused through the saliva of the host animal usually through a bite or scratch. The rabies virusinfects the Central Nervous Systemand causes disease in the brain. The Truth of Rabies Right after scratch or bite, there are no symptoms. Soon after there is an itching/pricklingsensation at the sight of the bite. SYMPTOMS -Fast acting shot (rabies immune globulin) to prevent the virus from infecting the body. Injected as close to the bite as soon as possible.-A series of rabies vaccinesto help the body identify andfight the virus. Injected in the arm repeatedly for 14 days. -Reduce your risk of exposureto wild animals-Vaccinate your petsand animals-Vaccinate yourself double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Common Causes of Rabies: -The bite of a rabid animalIn the United States:-Bats are the most common-Dogs are only 5 percent In the poorest parts of the world such as Africa and Asia, at least 40,000 people are infected with rabies and at most 70,000 people are infected with rabies. When a person is infectedwith rabies, they die within 3-4 months of receiving the virus. Prognosis When virus takes over body:-insomnia-anxiety-confusion-paralysis-aggressiveness-hallucinations-muscle spasms-abnormal thoughts There are 2 different types of rabies. Furious Rabies whichcause infected persons to be hyperactive andhave hyper salivation.And Paralytic Rabieswhich takes longer to set in, causes the infectedperson to slip into a comaand die.
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