1. Name of disease: Rabies (Hydrophobia)

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Kenneth Willey
1. Name of disease: Rabies (Hydrophobia)
2. Name of causative agent:
a. Family: Rhabdoviridae
3. Classification of causative agent: Virus
4. Mode of transmission of causative agent:
a. Through saliva from the bite of an infected animal
b.Transmitters to humans
i.
Dogs
a. main transmitter
ii.
Raccoons
iii.
Skunks
iv.
foxes
5. Major symptoms:
a. Fever
b. Headache
c. Delirium with convulsions
d. Paralysis of limbs
e. Paralysis of respiratory muscles
f. Excitability
g. Aero and/or hydrophobia with spasms of swallowing muscles
h. Coma and death in about 2 weeks
6. Vaccine:
a. Strong cell-culture vaccine (ccvs) doses 1.0 ml or 0.5 intramuscularly on
days 0,7 and 21 or 28
b. Human Diploid cell vaccine (HDCV)
7. Treatment:
a. No specific treatment
b. Rabies Immune Globulin
i. Series of shots to help keep the infection in check
ii. Usually fatal
Heymann, D.L. (2008). Control of communicable diseases manual. Washing DC:
American Public Health Association.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rabies/D500484/DSECTION=treatment -anddrugs