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WAUWATOSA, Wis. - A teenager who became the first person known to survive rabies without a vaccination went home Saturday after nearly 11 weeks in the hospital, officials said.
Jeanna Giese, 15, was infected when a bat bit her at church in September but she did not immediately seek treatment. She began showing symptoms of rabies in mid-October.
"My biggest goal when this started, when I walked through those doors downstairs, was to someday take my daughter through those doors back out, and today that gets to happen," Giese's father, John Giese, said Saturday before the family left the hospital.
Originally posted by FredT
The big key here is she is relativly intect esp from a mantal standpoint. I ve seen kids go home before that have the IQ of a vegetable after thier "treatment" she went home and can pick up her life where she left off. Good way to start the New Year IMHO
Originally posted by invisiblekey
im wondering what treatment the doctors did give her. my dog just 9 weeks old bit me and when it became infected two days later i went to the hospital.