Posted on Monday, January 05, 2015
A fatal viral infection caused due to the bite / scratch of a rabid animal or an infected person, Rabies affects the central nervous system of the body, including the brain and spinal cord, leading to encephalopathy and eventually death. The incubation period of this infection is between 10 to 50 days from the time of exposure to the virus.
The initial symptoms of the disease in humans include:
When the virus starts to affect the spinal cord or brain, some neurological symptoms that appear include:
It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible, as rabies can be fatal
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