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Why Do You Need to Get A Rabies Vaccine?

A dangerous condition called rabies almost always ends in death. The central nervous system is affected by the rabies virus. Its symptoms, which precede coma and death, can appear days to years after exposure and include delirium (confusion), strange behavior, hallucinations, hydrophobia (fear of water), and insomnia. People who come into contact with an infected animal’s saliva or neural tissue, such as through a bite or scratch, and who do not take the necessary medical care, such as rabies vaccination, are at risk of contracting rabies.    To prevent rabies if an exposure occurs, it is advised that those people at a higher risk for rabies exposures, such as those who work with potentially infected animals, obtain the vaccine. You are more likely to become infected with the rabies virus:  
  • On days 0 and 7, you should receive two doses of the rabies vaccine.
  • You can be advised to undergo one or more blood tests or get a booster dosage within three years of the initial two doses, depending on your level of risk. You can get further information from your healthcare practitioner.
If given to a person after an exposure, the rabies vaccination can prevent rabies. After a rabies exposure or possible exposure, the wound site needs to be scrubbed clean with soap and water. If your doctor or the public health service in your area advises vaccination, it should be administered as soon as possible after an exposure, however it may be helpful even before symptoms appear. When symptoms appear, rabies is almost usually fatal. According to CDC, approximately 5,000 animal rabies cases are reported annually in the United States. Many people are more likely to contract rabies as a result of their jobs or hobbies, the majority of which call for long-term immunity.   The rabies virus must first reach the brain following an exposure before it may start to produce symptoms. The incubation period is the span of time between contact and the onset of symptoms. It may last for weeks to months. The incubation period may vary based on
  • where the exposure site is located(the distance from the brain)
  • the type of rabies virus, and
  • any existing immunity.
The initial signs of rabies, such as weakness or pain, fever, or headache, may resemble those of the flu. Additionally, there can be pain, prickling, or an itchy sensation where the bug bit you. The signs, symptoms, and prognosis of rabies among animals can differ. These symptoms may persist for days. Animal symptoms frequently resemble human ones. Early nonspecific signs, immediate neurologic problems, and ultimately mortality are some of them.  

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