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What are the Symptoms of Rabies in a Person or Animal?

Which Animals Can a Person Acquire Rabies? What are the Symptoms of an Animal infected with Rabies?

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Any animal that is warm blooded has the capacity to transfer the virus of rabies to an individual. All it takes is to have the animal's saliva enter a human’s open wound caused by the animal’s scratch or bite. This disease has existed in the world for several decades now. It may have a few victims in first world countries but the situation in third world nations is a different story.

The virus is often carried by dogs in developing countries while foxes, bats and raccoons are the ones to be blamed in nations that conduct pet vaccinations. Rabies can take away your life when not treated. Thus, if ever you acquire the virus from an animal bite and you can’t immediately get to a hospital, then wash the infected area with clean water and soap before you search for treatment.

Symptoms of an Infected Animal

• unusual outdoor behavior
• foam at one’s mouth
• confused

If an animal shows the symptoms mentioned above, then call the authorities immediately for them to treat the animal from the disease.

If it has bitten a person and has not shown any symptoms of the disease after 10 days, then the injured individual is completely safe from rabies as well since the quarantine period for humans can last for 14 days.

First Symptoms of the Disease

Once the virus gets to invade your body, you may experience these symptoms after a couple of days or even after a few months.

• soreness of the infected spot
• headache
• low immune system
• fever
• irritation

Late Symptoms of the Disease

• body paralysis
• convulsions
• illusions
• foam in one’s mouth
• patient is having a hard time in swallowing one’s food
• develops hydrophobia
• hyperactive
• difficulty in breathing
• muscle spasms in one’s throat
• insomnia
• anxiety
• agitation
• confusion
• coma

You should seek for treatment as soon as possible for you to not to experience the late symptoms of the disease that cause your own death eventually.

In animals it is usually shown by drooling saliva or bloodshot yellow eyes. In humans it sometimes is recognized by quivering. I love animals

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