The with the virus is, 1) to visit your

The way a person gets the rabies virus is when an animal that has rabies virus bites him/her and the bite penetrates the skin causing the saliva to enter the the skin.(Greenlee,2017) After a human is infected the virus enters the peripheral nervous system.(Greenlee,2017) Rabies travels through the nerves, spinal cord and brain.(Greenlee, 2017) This process can last approximately 3 to 12 weeks, the animal or human has no signs of the illness during this time.(no author,2017) When the virus reaches the brain the virus multiplies, and now the animal or human starts to show signs of the disease. Another way a person can get the rabies virus is through aerosol transmission which occurs when the virus enters through the nasal epithelium and speeds to the brain.(Wnek, 2017 When the virus enters through the nasal epithelium the virus can already be found in the saliva, tears, skin, hair follicles and kidneys.(Wnek, 2017) The rabies virus is mostly transmitted to humans and between animals the transmission of rabies human to human has happened although it is extremely rare. It takes 7 days for an infected animal or human to die from rabies.( no author, 2017)There are five general stages that have been seen in humans which are incubation, prodromal stage, acute neurologic period, coma, and death.(Wnek, 2017). The incubation period varies, ranging from fewer than 10 days to longer than 2 years, but it usually takes 1–3 months.(No author,1996) Rabies cannot be transmitted through the blood, urine, or feces of an infected animal.(no author, 2011) The rabies virus is a host, and the virus host range is invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates.(Sander,1995). The virus is almost always fatal when the it reaches the spinal cord and brain. 4 things you can do so your pet does not get transmitted with the virus is, 1) to visit your veterinarian with your pet on a regular basis and keep rabies vaccinations up-to-date for all cats, ferrets, and dogs, 2) Maintain control of your pets by keeping cats and ferrets indoors and keeping dogs under direct supervision, 3) Spay or neuter your pets to help reduce the number of unwanted pets that may not be properly cared for or vaccinated regularly, 4) Call animal control to remove all stray animals from your neighborhood since these animals may be unvaccinated or ill.(no author, 1998l

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