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Canadian Man has Developed Rabies

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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 07:03 AM
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Canadian Man has Developed Rabies


Source Link: www.cbc.ca

An Alberta man who was bitten by a bat while sleeping has developed rabies, which rarely affects humans but is often deadly, an Alberta Health official said Friday. The man — who lives east of Edmonton — did not get vaccinated after he was attacked in August 2006 and is now in serious condition in hospital, said Dr. Karen Grimsrud, a provincial health officer.

Rabies, which ravages the brain and spinal cord, is fatal in more than 50 per cent of human cases that are not immediately treated.
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posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 07:04 AM
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Ya, this is like the first case in what 20-30 years? I'd hate to be the guy to break that record, yeesh.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 02:09 PM
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Actually I had always heard that rabies was one of the few diseases that was 100% fatal unless treated.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 03:53 PM
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It's unfortunate that he went so long without having it treated. Being bit by a bat is certainly something that you would want to kick yourself in the ass to go get checked out. Even if it is bad news, in a situation like this, any news is good news. It had said that when treated quickly, it is beatable. Only when it goes untreated is it fatal.

Unfortunate.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by grover
Actually I had always heard that rabies was one of the few diseases that was 100% fatal unless treated.


A Wisconsin Girl aged 15 was bitten in 2004 and it took one month for the symptoms to show. She is or was the very first to survive.

Recovery of a Patient from Clinical Rabies --- Wisconsin, 2004



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 07:54 PM
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Thats what I thought. I have heard that it is a horrible way to die. Come to think of it other than either in your sleep, in the middle of an orgasm or a sudden and massive heart attack; there aren't many pleasant ways to go.... but rabies is one of the worst.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by grover
Thats what I thought. I have heard that it is a horrible way to die.


She did not die though, she survived.

I do recall reading in a local paper that because she was the first to ever survive perhaps they might develop a vaccination using her blood.



posted on Mar, 3 2007 @ 08:15 PM
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No... I understood that... i was just commenting in general that I have heard that it was a horrible way to go.



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