posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 03:41 PM
Scary thing about rabies is the fact that the incubation period is between one and three months.. you could have it and not even know it for months ..
But important to note that the symptoms in humans aren't the same as in animals.. people don't rage and run out in the streets attacking other people
to spread the infection like you might find in animals.. and even animals I've seen don't TYPICALLY go off being insane.. but it is pretty scary
seeing an animal suffering from it, especially in it's final stages.. convulsing and clearly not "there".. they will almost certainly bite if
Rabies in a human is very treatable if it's identified.. but if it's not, death is almost imminent ..
According to the CDC:
The first symptoms of rabies may be very similar to those of the flu including general weakness or discomfort, fever, or headache. These symptoms
may last for days.
There may be also discomfort or a prickling or itching sensation at the site of bite, progressing within days to symptoms of cerebral dysfunction,
anxiety, confusion, agitation. As the disease progresses, the person may experience delirium, abnormal behavior, hallucinations, and insomnia.
Still not pleasant.. but in latter stages, the person doesn't have long to live and has probably already been to a doctor for the earlier symptoms...
Humans also tend to still have some conscious thought and rationale about things while they are infected.. unlike animals who are in a state of
paranoia and fear with no way to communicate.. I read of one survivor who was infected who would have moments of rage while in the hospital and would
have the foresight to warn the staff ahead of time.
edit on 1/1/2013 by miniatus because: (no reason given)