Rabies – India
1 case of Rabies has been identified in a Piravanthur Village, India, following an autopsy of a tribal girl.
Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals, caused by lyssaviruses. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure, followed by nausea, vomiting, violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and loss of consciousness. The incubation period can be between one week and over a year.
The girl developed disorientation and died in the hospital, after which the autopsy resulted in a positive test for Rabies. Other residents in the tribal area have been precautionarily vaccinated. The girl did not indicate to have been bitten by a rabid dog, thus an infection via open wounds is suspected.
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Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear of water, an inability to move parts of the body, confusion, and ultimately loss of consciousness. Once symptoms appear, the result is nearly always death.
The time period between contracting the disease and the start of symptoms is usually one to three months, but can vary from less than one week to more than one year.
Rabies is present in more than 150 countries and on all continents but Antarctica. It is very important to have your pets vaccinated and avoid contact with wild animals.
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