Today I will be going over a disease of my choice, rabies.

In this website we will go over the history or rabies, the symptoms of rabies, the ways it’s transmitted, treatments and etc.

History: rabies has been around since the 1800’s and probably further back than that. In 1804 a dude named Georg Gottfried Zinke did an experiment to prove it can travel to animals from different species.

Symptoms: symptoms include headaches, dizziness, nausea, fevers, vomiting, Agitation, anxiety, confusion, hyperactivity, difficulty swallowing, Insomnia, partial paralysis, hallucinations, and excessive saliva.

Diagnosis: you can be diagnosed with rabies if bitten by animal suspected having rabies, came into contact with animal suspected of having it, base it on the injury or the animal in general.

prognosis: these two types of rabies, furious rabies and paralytic rabies. With furious rabies the victim experience hydrophobia which is exactly as it sounds exactly with the inability to swallow, as for paralytic rabies this is also what it sounds to be this one causes weakness and paralysis.

Treatment: in the 1800’s this dude named Pasteur realized that dried spinal fluid of a contaminated species is less potent so with the help of Georg Gottfried Zinke they created a vaccine from that.

Preventions: preventions include vaccinating your pets, confining your pets, report stray animals, don’t approach stray animals, and by considering the vaccine if you’re traveling.

Future: rabies is an shifty disease having control over domestic animals and un-domestic animals, but the vaccine could lead to the eradication of rabies as less cases are reported.

Trivia: as quoted from this website “the genus lyssavirus is named for Lyssa, the Greek goddess of madness, rage, and frenzy. Pretty spot on.” Which lysaa is strand of RNA which is what rabies is.

Fu, Z F. “Rabies and Rabies Research: Past, Present and Future.” Vaccine, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 5 May 1997, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9218287.

Evens, Kerry. “A Brief History of Rabies: Microbiology.” LabRoots, 12 Apr. 2017, www.labroots.com/trending/microbiology/5761/brief-history-rabies.

Mayo, William. “Rabies.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 4 Oct. 2019, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rabies/symptoms-causes/syc-20351821.