Rabies 2

Rabies 2

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  • So they went to high schools and informed kids about rabies. They told them that it was a type of genetic material called RNA. They told them that it was single stranded, rod-shaped, and had an outer envelope.
  • Lyssavirus Genus can also cause another disease called Australian Bat Lyssavirus.
  • Wild animals are vectors of this disease, and so are humans.
  • Lyssavirus Genus is the virus that causes rabies
  • They taught kids the importance of preventing rabies and how serious it really is. They taught them about the two types of vaccines: the fast acting one after you get exposed and the serious of ones you get before you're exposed.
  • There is a rabies shot that can stop rabies once you get exposed, but you must get it immediately.
  • Once you get the rabies infection, then you can't treat it.
  • They also told the story of their daughter who passed away and how common rabies is in the U.S. versus third world countries.
  • Our daughter was in India, and rabies is more common in the countries without very good prevention techniques.
  • Rabies are rare in the United States with only 1 to 3 cases annually.
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