From a technical point the medical community has made it possible to live through an infection of rabies. This process is new and the video with this article will explain how it has been possible to save persons with infections of rabies. This is possible due to the vast communication we have worldwide. In some cases the information reaches the right population and in some cases it will not with certain factors concluding who is a high risk age group or a high risk area geographically such as areas where infected bats, squirrels, rodents in general as well as feral cats and dogs that would be left in rural areas anyone coming in contact with suspected animals should alert the public health officers by region to ensure that population of animals do not infect humans or things humans would consume.
When I was a small child in the Midwest, there was a dog in our neighborhood that was suspected of being infected with rabies, they trapped and killed the dog to find he had only a wound that was seeping discharge and was only at risk of dying from sepsis. In my adult life I have not thought much about rabies or how to protect children who might come across a dog or cat or rodents with this deadly virus. In fact both my children at one time brought home a stray. They were quickly vaccinated and deemed safe to keep.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms may have escaped the 21st Centuries teens and young adults were you can view the entire gambit of the infectious transmittable virus.
The first symptoms of rabies may be very similar to the flu and may last for days. Signs and symptoms may include:
Fear of water (hydrophobia) because of the difficulty in swallowing
To make it known to my reader base, you may NEVER need this information and is directed to those that are campers, rafters, boaters, or those that hunt in the wilds of America and those that are on donors list or will be issued donor materials. Since the information age we seem to have phased out things that were considered dangerous or most unlikely to happen this day and age, but the most disturbing factor of rabies is that it has entered the human donor banks across the regions.
The Centers for Disease Control have published many documents in this decade to educate those that may otherwise ignore symptoms and succumb to this virus after being fitted with a donor body part. By viewing the CDC link you can inform yourself and family members as to the threat to the donor system where people who live in wilds or in remote areas that are likely to have populations of animals considered threats. Where the wild life in remote wooded areas or vastly underpopulated areas are popular for hunting and fishing, could be infected.
This information is a forefront to many other postings of infections within donor storage material where new procedures are being put in place to scrub the donor records and provide extensive testing of the materials that will be placed in living individuals through the donor banks across the world. Rabies infections where survival is next to none, the video attached to this article enlightens the general public to a new methodology that may save many more people throughout the world.
Another source that delineates the necessity of knowledge be projected to our youth, is the National Center for Biotechnology Information, or the NCBI, under the headings for this link takes readers to a cornea transplant informational publication stating how such medical practices could miss or be misdirected to not look for rabies in donor materials. The following link will give more defined picture of how donor materials are dispatched, and the research that is involved to delineate what may be a patient health issue, as far as the donor banks releasing donor tissues and body parts to be cleared for insertion into a patient.
This post has a happy ending as the patients did survive and were recorded due to that extreme situation where they did NOT die. Rabies does not discriminate, young old, rich or poor, if bitten or blood transfer from one living organism to another can in fact give you rabies. Please follow this additional link that takes you to a set of documents that includes over 200 publications that infer that rabies is among us daily and we must educate the populations so outbreaks are limited and children aren’t running up to rabbits, squirrels, foxes or feral domestic dogs and cats to only be bitten and die unnecessarily, not every child is going to report being bitten for fear of getting parents upset. Bats recently were brought to my attention through a movie, provided me a great deal of pondering how we treat the outdoors and it’s dangers we all scoff at.
For additional information you can visit the NCBI and access to a vast amount of data regarding the testing and rigorous steps being taken to ensure safe products for transplant patients, where news to the Rapid Response to this donor situation that is more current and startling as to how far rabies has infected the donor systems that so many patients depend on to extend life due to organ failures, where the hope is that the donor system will save them, only to be infected with a virus that potentially can end all chances of survival. Please visit these links to be informed or inform a loved one that is on the donor list or has recently showed signs of illness after a transplant.
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