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Rabies: Symptoms and Prevention.

What Is Rabies?
Rabies


RABIES

Rabies or hydrophobia is a fatal disease because death of the patient is certain in such cases. it is caused by a virus. maximum cases of human rabies result from dog bite. 

The virus rhabdo infects the nervous tissue and salivary glands. this virus develops within a duration of 4-6 weeks after the bite by a rabid animal. this disease is fairly common in India.

SYMPTOMS 

1. Fever.

2. Pain at the site of the bite.

3. Headache.

4. Difficulty in swallowing water/food.

5. Fear of water.

6. The patient cannot drink water although he is thirsty.

7. Spasm of respiratory muscles.

8. Patient shows illusion.




Prevention of Rabies
Prevention And Treatment

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

1. In case of animal bite, notify immediately to the health department.

2. Vaccination schedule of anti-rabies should be performed immediately.

3. Pet dogs must be immunised against rabies.

4. Avoid playing with stray dogs.

5. Any animal suspected of having rabies, municipality should be notified.

6. The wound shoud be washed with running water immediately.

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