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Facts and problems of rabies by Arthur Marston Stimson

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Written in English


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Statementby A.M. Stimson.
SeriesBulletin / Hygienic Laboratory -- no. 65, Bulletin of the Hygienic Laboratory -- no. 65.
ContributionsHygienic Laboratory (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22973941M

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  Elsevier, - Medical - pages. 0 Reviews. Rabies offers a complete account of one of the oldest known diseases threatening public health today. Rabies remains one of the most important global public health problems worldwide. Although many important developments have been made over the past century to combat this ancient disease, Rabies has become a re-emergent infection in the developing : $   A viral disease of the central nervous system, rabies is spread between animals, including humans, when saliva containing the virus enters an opening in the skin. This is typically achieved through the bite of a rabid animal, but transmission can also occur when infected saliva enters through mucous membranes or a break in the skin. Disease facts Rabies virus is shed in the saliva of rabid ani- mals and is most commonly transmitted by bites. No feline variant of rabies virus exists; all cases of rabies in cats are a result of spillover from other reservoir species, includ - ing wildlife and dogs.

Foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats are still common carriers of rabies and should not be interacted with in the wild. Myth: Rabies can only be transmitted by bites 3. Fact: While bites are the most common vehicle of transmission, the virus itself is passed through an infected animal’s saliva. This means that rabies may also be transmitted through open wounds, scratches, abrasions, or through mucus . Rabies is a serious disease that is caused by a virus. It is mainly a disease of animals, but humans can get rabies when animals infected with the disease bite them. The virus is transmitted to humans through the infected animal's saliva. Very rare cases occur when infected saliva gets into someone’s eyes or mouth or into an open wound.   Half of the people who die from rabies are under the age of Rabies is a big problem in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In the United States, rabies has been reported in every state except Hawaii. Rabies got its name from a Latin word that means "to rage". Rabies is a preventable disease, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it kills approximat people per year worldwide, with most deaths occurring in Africa and Asia. And the most common cause of rabies transmission to humans around the world is through dogs.

Rabies is generally transmitted through the bite of an infected mammal to another mammal. Rabies is believed to be capable of infecting all mammals. Both historically and currently, rabies was and is transmitted to humans primarily by canines, as well as by agriculturally important species such as cattle, horses, and sheep. Rabies could potentially be spread if the virus comes into contact with mucous membranes (eye, nose, and respiratory tract), open cuts, wounds, or abraded skin. Person-to-person transmission of rabies has occurred only through tissue transplantation.   In a butterfly effect, there is now a major rabies problem, with an annual cost of US$26 billion per year. – Source. 4. In a year-old girl was bitten by a bat she picked up. After showing signs of rabies a month later, doctors devised a last-ditch experimental treatment that cured her. She is the first known person to have survived. Treatment. There is no cure for Rabies. There is a vaccine against it. The vaccine was first developed by Louis Pasteur and Pierre Paul Émile Roux in This vaccine used a live virus grown in rabbits, and weakened (through drying it).The first person to be vaccinated was Joseph Meister (a 9 year old boy who had been bitten by a dog). Vaccines similar to this are still used today, but.