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: http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/signs-and-symptoms-rabies-brief
Categorization of animal bite: http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/post-%E2%80%93-exposure-prophylaxis-rabies
Steps of immediate wound management in animal bite: http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/steps-immediate-wound-management
Rabies Vaccination: http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/rabies-vaccination
FAQs regarding Rabies and Vaccination: https://ihatepsm.com/blog/dog-%E2%80%93-bite-frequently-asked-questions-...
Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP): http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/post-%E2%80%93-exposure-prophylaxis-rabies
Rabies Vaccine: http://www.ihatepsm.com/blog/rabies-vaccine