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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 month ago

Do humans get rabies? ?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Rabies-infected animals transfer the virus to people through saliva via a scratch or a bite. But any contact with the mucus membranes or an open wound may also spread the virus. The transmission of this virus may happen from animal to human. While human-to-human transmission of the virus is very rare, some cases have been reported. For people who contract rabies, a bite from an unvaccinated dog is usually the reason. After the bite, the virus spreads through the nerve cells to the brain. Once it reaches the brain, the virus multiplies rapidly. This activity results in severe inflammation of the spinal cord and brain after which a person rapidly deteriorates and dies.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes indeed, that is why we have a vaccine against rabies.

  • 1 month ago

    They can get rabies, but it is extremely rare (1-3 cases each year in the US). Most people know when they have been exposed and they get the series of rabies shots that will protect them.

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes and they die a horribly painful death unless it's caught and treated in time.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  As far as I know only a handful of people survived it. 

  • Olive
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yea they can catch rabies from an infected animal. And theyd have to take bunch of antibiotic shots for awhile 

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, if they are bitten by a rabid animal, and it’s pretty much fatal but rare

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