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This is my powerpoint about rabies!

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  1. 1. By wintercool612 Rabies
  2. 2. Rabies… <ul><li>Affects central nervous system </li></ul><ul><li>Comes from infected animals to humans </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who gets Rabies? <ul><li>Warm blooded animals can get it </li></ul><ul><li>Including humans </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it spread? <ul><li>From an animal bite </li></ul><ul><li>Virus can get in from broken skin </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms? <ul><li>irritability </li></ul><ul><li>headache </li></ul><ul><li>fever </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes itching or pain </li></ul><ul><li>progresses to paralysis </li></ul><ul><li>spasms of the throat muscles, convulsions, delirium & death </li></ul>
  6. 6. Treatment? <ul><li>Scrub the bite clean </li></ul><ul><li>Put immune globulin on the bite </li></ul><ul><li>Five doses of vaccine </li></ul><ul><li>between days 0-28 of exposure </li></ul><ul><li>No treatment = DEATH </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prevention? <ul><li>Removing of stray pets </li></ul><ul><li>Having pets vaccinated </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding abnormal wild animals </li></ul><ul><li>- especially raccoons </li></ul>
  8. 8. FACTS <ul><li>Rabies is also called hydrophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Few cases are reported per year </li></ul><ul><li>You can get infected </li></ul><ul><li>10 days – 7 years </li></ul>
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