“Our dear Birgitte loved animals,” her family was quoted as saying. “Our fear is that this will happen to others who have a warm heart like her.”
If detected immediately, the progression of rabies, a viral disease that infects the central nervous system, can still be prevented with post-exposure vaccines.
Initial symptoms include fever, headache, and discomfort, which may indicate other diseases as well. Later stages of the disease exhibit other symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety, confusion, slight or partial paralysis, excitation, hallucinations, agitation, hypersalivation, difficulty swallowing and fear of water.
Contracting rabies remains a “high risk” in the Philippines, according to the World Health Organization in 2013.
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