Rabies

Rabies is an acute viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in warm-blooded animals. This deadly disease is usually transmitted through a bite of an infected animal. Its symptoms to humans include headache, fever, discomfort weakness and depression.

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Conditions and Diseases
Rabies

Do you die from rabies?

In most cases no but if it does not get treated you can become sick and you might die

The symptoms of rabies.

After an incubation period that is free of symptoms that may range from 10 days to a year or more, on average from 30 to 50 days, the victim begins to suffer with malaise, loss of appetite, fatigue, headache, and fever. mare then half of all patients have pain and sometimes itching or numbness at the site of exposure. They may also complain of insomnia or depression.

Two to 10 days later, signs of nervous system damage appear, such as hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, disorientation, hallucinations, seizures, and paralysis. Cardiac or respiratory arrest may then lead to sudden death. Or else Death may be the outcome after a period of coma that can last for months with the aid of life-support measures.

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English Spelling and Pronunciation
Rabies

How do you spell throff or froff as in throffing at the mouth with rabies?

FROFF!

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Cat Health
Rabies

Can cats give rabies?

Yes, you can contract rabies from an infected cat. Rabies is a virus that can infect almost any mammal and is spread through the saliva, so if you are bitten by a rabid cat you can contract rabies.

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Can rabies be passed through feces?

No, rabies is only passed through the saliva of an infected animal being injected into the skin of another mammal via a bite.

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Cat Maintenance
Rabies

Can cats get rabies shots?

Yes, and they should be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies can be contracted and passed by any mammal, including mice and rats. To protect your cat (and yourself), your cat needs to be vaccinated against rabies.

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Care of Mice and Rats
Mice and Rats
Rabies

Can mice have rabies?

Yes, along with any other mammal.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Rabies

What is the difference between a rabies shot and a distemper shot?

Rabies is a completely different disease from Distemper. Please read the related source links below for more details.

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How many days before you die from rabies?

This varies depending upon the inoculating dose and the location of the entry wound; the minimum seems to be six months (about 180 days) and the maximum is several years (1,000+ days).

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What animal is least likely to carry rabies?

There are many animals that cannot carry the rabies virus, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. Only mammals can carry the rabies virus; of these, the least likely to carry the rabies virus would be the marine mammals.

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What is the only animal that can't carry rabies?

There are actually many animals that can't transmit the rabies virus, including birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Only mammals are susceptible to the rabies virus.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Rabies

Do dogs with rabies have foam around their mouth?

Yes most of the time.

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What damage to the body do rabies do?

Rabies is caused by a viral infection that affects the nervous system, and is zoonotic, meaning that it can be passed animal to human, in the saliva when bitten by an infected animal. When an animal is bitten the saliva carries the rabies virus into the body and it travels down the peripheral nervous system. The rabies virus attaches itself to a healthy nerve cell and when it is accepted it starts to multiply rapidly inside. The new rabies virus leaves and moves onto another healthy cell.
it slowley rotts your brain its very painfull its fatal as well it also causes animals in some cases to not fear humans and attack them witch is how it is mainly spread only curable with a serise of very large needle with a salution injected in o the stoumach very very very painfull
First symptom's are flu like with anxiety and hydrophobia.Inflammation of the brain occurs with causes paralysis.Patients cannot swallow and are fearful of water therefore cannot quench their thirst.Rabies is nearly always fatal due to respiratory problems because of the paralysis.

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Raccoons
Rabies

Can you get rabies from a young raccoon 3 months from a small bite on thumb when I feed him a treat?

Yes. If the raccoon has rabies, you might contract rabies.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Rabies

Does a rabies shot protect a dog from getting rabies?

Yes, that is the whole purpose of a rabies shot. It will not cure rabies. If rabies is suspected, a veterinarian must be consulted immediately.

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Who developed first rabies vaccine?

Two French scientists Louis Pasteur and Emile Roux developed the first rabies vaccination in 1885 where they harvested the infected brains of rabbits and cultured the disease in order to extract a stain of the virus to help the infected person get rid of the virus before it caused major damage..

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Sugar Gliders
Rabies

Do sugar gliders carry rabies?

Potentially.

In their native habitat of Australia, sugar gliders do not carry rabies, as rabies is not present in Australia. Where they have been introduced to other countries as exotic pets, they naturally become susceptible to diseases such as rabies in that country.

It should be noted that members of the possum family are less likely to carry rabies than placental mammals.

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Wolves
Rabies

Can wolves get rabies?

Yes, but very few wolves contract rabies. Most incidents of rabies occur in raccoons, skunks, foxes or bats.

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Saber Toothed Tigers

Do saber tooth tigers have rabies?

Because any kind of warm blooded animal can get rabies, saber toothed cats probably got rabies on occasion, just like modern warm blooded animals. However, rabies is fatal in a short amount of time, and therefor it is very rare in any type of animal.

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Viruses (biological)

How long can the rabies virus live outside the host?

When it comes to the rabies virus, it cannot live outside the body of the vector host for more than a few seconds. The moment the virus is put out of the salivary glands of the animal, the virus will die. Rabies is affected by temperature and moisture similar to other viruses.

Aerosol transmission is exceptionally rare, though possible. Contamination of this type is almost exclusive to laboratory workers and people who handle infected animals.

Rabies can not live independently in an aerosolized state and must be passed through contaminated fluids ejected into the air. An infected person or animal would have to spray a susceptible area (eyes, nose, open wound, etc.) with contaminated fluid thus passing the virus.

However, in cases where an animal has succumbed to the rabies virus, the virus can continue to live in the animal for nearly 48 hours after death. That is why it is prudent not to touch dead animals that you find in the wild. Common animals that carry this virus include raccoons, groundhogs, opossums, bats and skunks.

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Who was the first person to get rabies?

We don't know - rabies has been in the mammal population for thousands of years.

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Cat Health
Cat Behavior
Rabies

Do cat rabies shots make cats moody and aggressive?

yes.... they start to hiss and perhaps even bite.

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Health
Rabies

Can you get rabies from blood coming from the animal's mouth or head if it comes into contact with a wound on your hand?

It is possible, particularly since the blood from the animal's mouth would be mixed with saliva. The rabies virus is transmitted through the infected animal's saliva, so a wound on another portion of the body (such as the flank or belly) wouldn't be a concern.

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Rabies
Horse Health

What are some common reaction to rabies vaccine in horses?

As in most pets (and most people), horses may have mild reactions to vaccines such as the rabies vaccine. The most common reactions are slight swelling, some heat when touched, mild pain in the injection area including some muscle stiffness, and redness (if you can see the red skin through the fur). Less common but much more serious reactions include difficulty breathing, breaking out in hives across the body, etc.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Rabies

Can dogs get rabies from the sun?

No.

Rabies is caused by the rabies virus (it is therfore an infection), which is carried in the saliva of an infected animal. To become infected an animal needs to be bitten by an infected animal.

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Shopping
Rabies

How do you buy rabies shots for dogs in Florida?

you go the to the vet.

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