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Signs and symptoms of rabies in brief

Rabies may manifest in one of the two forms:
1. Encephalitic (Furious) rabies
2. Paralytic (Dumb) rabies

Furious or encephalitic rabies
Hydrophobia (fear of water)
Photophobia (fear of light)
Aerophobia (fear of breeze)

Paralytic or dumb rabies (occurs in 20% cases)
Progressive paralysis mostly without hydrophobia
Death occurs in 4 days to two weeks and is due to cardio-respiratory failure.
The interval between the bite and rabies disease (Incubation Period) is extremely variable i.e. from 4 days to more than 2 years.

1. Government of India, National rabies control programme, National guidelines on rabies prophylaxis, National Centre for Disease Control, 2019, Delhi, India.

2. Government of Himachal Pradesh: GUIDELINES FOR RABIES PROPHYLAXIS AND INTRADERMAL RABIES VACCINATION IN HIMACHAL PRADESH, 2019. Directorate of Health Service, Swasthya Sadan, Kasumpti, Shimla-171009

signs & symptoms of rabies in brief:
Categorization of animal bite:
Steps of immediate wound management in animal bite:
Rabies Vaccination: