The symptoms may appear as early as within a week to as along as a year after exposure. In most people the symptoms develop in about eight weeks. Symptoms occur more rapidly after bite on the head or neck, as the rabies virus travels more quickly to your brain. Initial symptoms of rabies are usually loss of appetite, pain at the site of bite and headache. Enlisted here are the common signs and symptoms of rabies.
Contact a physician if you are bitten by an animal. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the examination findings.
Indian burden (What percentage of population suffer, which part in the country reports highest cases of rabies)
Rabies is endemic in India and approximately 36% of the global rabies deaths every year occur in India. Most of the rabies death are caused in children. Rabies is almost eliminated from developed countries but lack of coordination and comprehensive national program has caused widespread prevalence of rabies in India.
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