Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that effects on the brain of human beings and warm-blooded animals and it damages the central nervous system. The time period between spreading the disease from one person to another person and the beginning of symptoms is generally takes more than one month. However can be less than one week or more than one year.

Symptoms:

Early symptoms may include:

  • Fever and tingling at the site of exposure
  • Uncontrolled excitement
  • An incapability to move parts of the body
  • Loss of consciousness
  • lack of appetite nausea and vomiting
  • Severe itching at the bite site

Late symptoms may include:

  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness, seeing double or seeing something that is not really there
  • Restiveness, nervousness and hyperactivity, these are increased by thirst, fear, light or noise
  • Seizures or twitching
  • Mumble speech, drooling, swallowing problems
  • Tiredness, muscle cramps or severe weakness that may be only on one side of the body or face

Causes:

This disease is spread from animals to human beings through a bite or scratch. Rabies can affect at any age of human beings. The virus travels from the injury to the brain, where it causes swelling and irritation. This irritation leads to symptoms of the disease. Most of rabies deaths happen in children only. In the earlier period, human cases in the US usually derived from a dog bite, but in these days, more cases of human rabies have been connected to bats and raccoons. Even though dog bites are a main cause of rabies in developing nations, there has been no information of rabies caused by dog bites in the US for a lot of years because of widespread animal vaccination.

Preventions:

  • Avoid contact with animals.
  • It is better to take vaccinations as early as possible, to protect yourself from injury
  • Make sure your dogs receive the proper immunizations.
  • Follow quarantine rules on importing dogs and other animals in disease-free countries.

Treatment Cost:

Rabies vaccine and immunoglobulin are very costly. A typical vaccination series with the rabies immunoglobulin can cost anyplace from $2,000 to $7,000+ per person.