Rabies Symptoms, causes and treatment

What is rabies ?

Cause- Rabies is a serious disease caused by a virus. Rabies affect both human and animals. Rabies attack on nervous system and brain.

Transmission of rabies from animal to human or human to animals-

Rabies virus is transmitted by a bite from an affected animal,contact with saliva of infected animal or humans,affected animal unpasteurized milk when consumed by animal or humans.virus enter in body through broken skin or the eyes,nose,mouth. The rabies is not contagious from person to person.

Sign & symptoms of rabies

The first symptoms of rabies can appear from a few days to more than a year after the bite happens.

At first theres a tingling,prickling or itching feeling around the bite area.a person also have flu like symptoms such as fever,headache,muscle aches,loss of appetite,nausea and tiredness.

After few days neurological symptoms develop including

#irritability or aggressiveness. #excessive movement or agitation. #confusion,strange thoughts #muscle spasm and unusual postures. #seizers or convulsions. #Weakness or paralysis. #extreme sensitivity to bright lights,sounds or touch. #fear of water # infected animal biting the other person or animals.

Someone with rabies can produce a lot of saliva and muscle spasm in their throat might make it hard to swallow.

How is rabies is treated-

If rabies symptoms start,there is no effective treatment.

Prevention of rabies-

Rabies immune globulin for protection.

Rabies vaccine- 5 dose 0,3,7,14,28 days

1. Vaccinate your pets yearly.

2. Report stray animals to your local health authority or animal control officer.

3. Teach kid to stay away from wild animals such as bats,racoons, skunks and foxes.

4 dont drink milk of affected animals without boil.

5. If you or your child or your pet has been bitten by an animal,especially if it was an unknown dog or wild animals:

please wash the bite area well with soap and water. Call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency department,anyone with a rabies infection must be treated in a hospital. Call local animal control authority to help find the animal,it may need to be caught and watched for sign of rabies.

If you know the owner of the animal,get all information including dog vaccination status,owner name and address.notify your local health department if dog are not vaccinated.

Take Anti rabies vaccine 5 dose after bitten by animals- at 0,3,7,14 or 28 days

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– DR,R.K.MAWAI (Veterinary physicion & surgeon)

new life pet clinic & pet shop gwalior

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