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A dug wi rabies in the paralytic (post-furious) stage
SpecialtyInfectious disease
SymptomsFiver, fear o watter, confusion, coma[1]
CausesRabies virus an Australie bat lyssavirus[2]
PreventionRabies vaccine, ainimal control, rabies immunoglobulin[1]
PrognosisNearly ayeweys daith[1]
Daiths17,400 (2015)[3]

Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute inflammation o the brain in humans an ither wairm-bluidit ainimals.[1] Early seemptoms can include fever an tinglin at the steid o exposur.[1] These seemptoms are follaed bi ane or mair o the follaein symptoms: violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, fear o watter, an inability tae move pairts o the body, confusion, an loss o consciousness.[1] Ance seemptoms appear it nearly always results in daith.[1] The time period atween contractin the disease an the stairt o srrmptoms is uisually ane tae three month; however, this time period can vary frae less nor ane week tae mair nor ane year.[1] The time is dependent on the distance the virus must travel tae reach the central nervous seestem.[4]


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  1. a b c d e f g h "Rabies Fact Sheet N°99". World Health Organization. Julie 2013. Retrieved 28 Februar 2014.
  2. "Rabies, Australian bat lyssavirus and other lyssaviruses". The Department of Health. December 2013. Archived frae the original on 4 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 1 Mairch 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. GBD 2015 Mortality and Causes of Death, Collaborators. (8 October 2016). "Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015". Lancet. 388 (10053): 1459–1544. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(16)31012-1. PMC 5388903. PMID 27733281.
  4. Cotran RS; Kumar V; Fausto N (2005). Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease (7th ed.). Elsevier/Saunders. p. 1375. ISBN 0-7216-0187-1. Unknown parameter |author-separator= ignored (help)