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Transmission of rabies virus usually begins when infected saliva of a host is passed to an uninfected animal. There are three vectors for rabies. The most common form of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. However, transmission of rabies virus is possible through aerosol transmission, and corneal and organ transplantation.
Ingestion of meat from rabid animals does not infect humans.
The rabies virus will then travel along nerve cells to the brain, where it reproduces very quickly. The incubation period ends and rabies symptoms begin to develop. Usually within three to five days, the rabies virus has caused enough damage to the brain that the animal/patient will show obvious signs of rabies.
Rabies virus is usually infectious for ten days before the animal/patient shows signs of rabies.
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Dumb Rabies is characterized by:
• Apparent depression
• Increased blood pressure
• Increased periods of hyperactivity
• Stiffness of the back of the neck
• Increase in respiratory failure
Dumb rabies is most often found in patients who were exposed to the virus via bats
• Activities that are likely to put you in contact with wild animals that may have rabies (exploring caves where bats live, or camping without taking precautions to keep wild animals away)
• Working in a laboratory with the rabies virus
• Wounds to the head or neck, which may help the rabies virus travel to your brain more quickly
Almost any wild or domestic animal can potentially get rabies…but it is very rare in small rodents!
Fish, reptiles, and birds are not known to carry the rabies virus.
• Incubation periodis the same
• Both have onsetand abrupt symptoms that are similar such as fever, headaches
• Both are viral hemorrhagic fevers so they are very similar
Ebola (in Africa) might have been spread through needles in a hospital where reusing needles was a common practice.
Death still occurs in between 50 and 90 percent of people with Ebola, even with supportive care.
Lassa fever (Northern Liberia)- over 35% of the people who had the disease died. Diamond mines put workers close to rodents.
• They have similarsymptoms including fever and chills.
• Hanta’sincubation period is slightly longer, lasting up to five weeks where as LassaFever’s incubation period only 1-3 weeks
• Airbornetransmission occurs when a person inhales tiny particles of air contaminatedwith rodent excretions
• Thereis no evidence of airborne transmission from human to human
Incubation period: 8+ days
Most commonly, the rash occurs in a single stripe around either the left or the right side of the body. In other cases, the rash occurs on one side of the face. In rare cases (usually among people with weakened immune systems), the rash may be more widespread and look similar to a chickenpox rash.
Shingles symptoms occur in stages.
1. Headache, sensitivity to the light
2. Itching, tingling, or pain in a small area
3. Rash may occur in that area – blisters fill with fluid and then crust over
**Other symptoms include dizziness, long-term pain, rash on face, change in vision
Shingles is more likely to occur in older people and by the age of 85, around 60% of us will have had shingles.
People who have not had chickenpox cannot get shingles. (Some people with shingles claim that they have never had chickenpox. This simply means that their original bout of chickenpox was so mild that it was not diagnosed at the time – or they have simply forgotten because it was such a long time ago.)