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Rabies - Causes, Symptoms, Health Insurance Coverage

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​What is Rabies?

Rabies is a virus that directly attacks the central nervous system. You will found it only in mammals. Human cases of the virus are very rare, but if it is not cured before symptoms appear, it's deadly. Rabies has the highest impermanence rate 99.9% -- of any disease on the earth. The motive is to get treated right away if you think you have been disclosed yourself to an animal that has rabies. ​

Symptoms

Basically, there are no symptoms right away. Rabies can rest in your body for more than 1 month. Symptoms will occur once the virus travels through your central nervous system and affects your brain.

The first symptom you will get is a fever. You might feel a little weak or tired. You may also feel tingling, pain, or burning at the site of the wound. As the virus lays out through your central nervous system, you will develop other, more serious symptoms. They include:

  • Anxiety
  • Inability to sleep (insomnia)
  • Confusion
  • Slight or partial paralysis
  • Being easily agitated
  • Hyperactivity
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Salivating more than usual
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    In time, these symptoms give way to heart or lung failure, death, and coma. 

    ​Diagnosis

    At the time of a bite, there is generally no way to analyze whether an animal is rabid, or it has transferred an infection. Lab tests may represent antibodies, but these may not occur until later in the development of the disease. The virus may be isolated through a skin biopsy or saliva. However, further diagnosis is confirmed, it may be too late to take some action.

    For such reason, the patient will usually start a course of prophylactic treatment at once, without a confirmed diagnosis. If a person shows symptoms of viral encephalitis following an animal bite, they should be cured as If they have rabies.​​

    Treatment

    If a person is scratched or bitten by an animal that may have rabies, or if animal bites or licks an open wound, the person should directly wash any scratches and bites for 15 minutes with soapy water, detergent, or povidone-iodine. This might decrease the number of viral particles. Then they must search for medical help at once.

    After exposure and before symptoms start showing, a series of shots can prevent the virus from spreading. This is generally effective. It is not generally possible to analyze whether the animal has rabies or not. It is one of the safest things to assume the worst and begin the course of shots. A number of people have survived rabies, but the majority of cases are fatal once the symptoms appear. There is no perfect treatment at this stage. 

    ​Health Insurance

    When someone is suffering from rabies, medical emergencies genuinely becomes unpredictable and can result in a financial crisis. In such a condition, buying a health insurance policy can relax you financially. Health insurance gives full coverage to the medical expenses in case the insured falls sick which leads to hospitalization. Insurance companies like Reliance General Insurance deliver cashless treatment with their best health insurance online, you will be financially secured from all the medical expenses.​