THE MAIN SOURCE OF RABIES COMES FROM BATS IN LA COUNTY? IS THIS THE START OF A NEW ONE?
Did you know that the animal that you love can infect you with some kinds of viruses? Studies show that animals have different kinds of vaccines which can affect you through bites or close contact with them. As most viruses don’t have a cure. Viruses that can spread through animals are monkeypox, powassan virus, rabies, etc. Viruses such as monkeypox and powassa virus don’t have a cure.
But this doesn’t mean that you should stay away from your animals. As animals are so cute that if you want but still you can’t stay apart from them. To avoid this virus you can follow some safety measures which we are going to talk about later in this article. Mostly the virus that spread through bites is rabies. Recently, there’s has been found that people getting affected by rabies from bats in Los Angeles county. Let us know more about it.
WHAT IS RABIES?
Rabies is a viral disease, which is caused by the saliva of animals or can spread through wounds on your skin licked by your animals. Rabies is an extremely ancient disease that was contained in animals’ saliva. Animals through which you can get this disease are dogs, cats, cows, horses, Bats, Beavers, foxes, etc. The closer the bites are the sooner they will appear. Rabies usually lasts 3 or 12 weeks but it can also take more than.
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SYMPTOMS OF RABIES
Symptoms of rabies are likely similar to the flu, the symptoms appear later. By the time the symptoms appear, rabies affects most of your body and causes you to die. Although, some of the symptoms of rabies are:
2. Aggression behavior
4. Breathing problems
TREATMENT OF RABIES
Rabies can not be treated. If treatment is made at an earlier stage before letting the virus affect your brain. Treatment can be made at the ruler stage through a vaccine which can only work when rabies has fully not gone inside the body but if it is not done so then the cause of your death through rabies is final. Once symptoms start it is too late for treatment.
LOS ANGELES MAIN SOURCE OF RABIES INFECTION COMES FROM BATS
MALIBU, Calif. — The Los Angeles Public Health Department is handing out a rabies warning to citizens of the Los Angeles area after a bat was touched by a person or group of people, including children, at the Malibu Cafe.
“We have no evidence that this bat has infected anyone with rabies at this time. However, because rabies is nearly always fatal if left untreated, we encourage people to be cautious “Los Angeles County Health Officer Muntu Davis stated. “Parents should inquire if their children saw or touched any bats while visiting the facility.”
“Anyone who feels they or their child may have come into touch with a bat should be assessed right away for possible post-exposure rabies therapy,” Davis added.
The main source of rabies in the county is bats, and 68 rabid bats were discovered in L.A. County last year, the most since testing began in 1961.
According to public health officials, ten rabid bats have been found in 2022.
According to officials, rabies damages the nervous system of people and animals who catch the virus. Fever, breathing, and headache are among the first signs, which can quickly lead to death due to respiratory failure.
Rabies is a rare disease but it is seen as common in Los Angeles.