posted on Mar, 1 2009 @ 01:57 PM
reply to post by Anuubis
Symptoms in humans
The typical incubation period for rabies is 2 to 3 months. In rare cases, the incubation period can last from several days to more than a year after
exposure to the virus. During the incubation period, there are usually no symptoms of rabies. Early symptoms include pain and numbness at the site of
the bite followed by vague symptoms that are often confused with those of other conditions. These include:
Cough or sore throat.
Pain, burning, itching, tingling, or numbness at the site of the bite or original exposure.
Anxiety or restlessness that gradually gets worse and may become extreme agitation.
Later symptoms are more distinctive and may include:
Periods of normal behavior that alternate with bizarre or unusual behavior, such as:
Anxiety or feeling agitated.
Fear of water (hydrophobia) or fear of air (aerophobia).
Muscle spasms in the face, neck, and/or diaphragm, followed by seizures.
Paralysis, which is often the only symptom of the less common paralytic form of rabies often associated with rabies from vampire bats.
Wide fluctuations in temperature, pulse, and blood pressure.
Coma, and heart and respiratory failure.