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Rabies

DESCRIPTION

Rhabdovirus that is carried by certain carnivorous mammals and bats

LOCATION

Worldwide, except Australia and Antarctica

CAUSE

Acute disease from a bite by an infected animal
Considered fatal

SYMPTOMS

Brain infection

TREATMENT

Immediately scrub the bite wound with soap and water
Apply a strong first aid solution (such as iodine) or cream
Seek medical attention from a physician

PREVENTION

Get vaccinated before possible contact with infected animals
Avoid contact with possible infected animals

HANDLING
ANIMALS

Wild animals may behave unusual
Dumb rabies: Causes tremors and convulsions
Furious rabies: Causes aggressive behavior before convulsions and paralysis set in
Behavioral changes: friendliness, loss of fear, appearance in the daytime (for nocturnal animals), unprovoked attacks, bewilderment aimless wandering, unusual barking, crying and frothing at the mouth

OTHER FACTS

Can infect all warm-blooded animals
Most cases are from dogs and cats
Once infected, the virus spreads to the brain and then to other organs

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