Flashcards in Rabies Deck (17):
What pathogen are Rabies classified under?
What shape is the virus of rabies?
Bullet or football shaped
How is rabies transmitted?
Through the saliva of an infected animal
(usually by bite wound)
What type of disease is rabies?
How does the virus travel through the infected host?
Virus travels up the nerves to brain and spinal cord even leaves 1 nerve cell to move to the next
How long does it take for a virus to show symptoms after they were bitten?
(many take as long as 2 years in wildlife)
The symptoms of rabies being
Producing of large quantities of saliva and tears
Ability to swallow and speak are lost
Why is hydrophobia seen in rabies cases
The throat swells and they become unable to swallow
Once onset of symptoms how long does it take for the animal to die?
within 10 days
Why is rabies always fatal
only 6 reported cases in all of human history of humans surviving rabies after the onset of symptoms
How often should animals get vaccinated
puppies and kittens at 16 weeks and 1 year
every animal every 3 years for life
How many people die each year from rabies?
If a wild animal bites a person what should happen
It should be trapped and tested
If a pet bites someone what happens
The pet is put in quarantine for 10 days to see if it develops symptoms
If the animal is shedding virus in saliva, how soon will the animal start showing symptoms?
Within 10 days
What is the best way to test for rabies?
By examining brain tissues