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Flashcards in Rabies Deck (17):
1

What pathogen are Rabies classified under?

Virus

2

What shape is the virus of rabies?

Bullet or football shaped

3

How is rabies transmitted?

Through the saliva of an infected animal
(usually by bite wound)

4

What type of disease is rabies?

Zoonotic

5

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

6

How long does it take for a virus to show symptoms after they were bitten?

2-12 weeks
(many take as long as 2 years in wildlife)

7

The symptoms of rabies being

Flu-like
Neurological dysfunction
Producing of large quantities of saliva and tears
Ability to swallow and speak are lost
Aggressive

8

Why is hydrophobia seen in rabies cases

The throat swells and they become unable to swallow

9

Once onset of symptoms how long does it take for the animal to die?

within 10 days

10

Why is rabies always fatal

only 6 reported cases in all of human history of humans surviving rabies after the onset of symptoms

11

How often should animals get vaccinated

puppies and kittens at 16 weeks and 1 year
every animal every 3 years for life

12

How many people die each year from rabies?

55,000

13

If a wild animal bites a person what should happen

It should be trapped and tested

14

If a pet bites someone what happens

The pet is put in quarantine for 10 days to see if it develops symptoms

15

If the animal is shedding virus in saliva, how soon will the animal start showing symptoms?

Within 10 days

16

What is the best way to test for rabies?

By examining brain tissues

17

How is babies tested for?

Done with Direct Fluorescent Antibody testing
Done postmortem (dead)