What would happen if a human had rabies?

So I was sitting here working on homework, and a totally random question pops into my mind, that I don’t even know.

What would happen if a human some how got rabies? Would they go completely nuts like when a wild animal had it? I’m just curious on this one.

Answer #1

yes there brain stops functioning normally and death is likely most of the time there was a story of a girl who had got bit by a bat and got rabies …the doctor was trying to figure out a way that could somehow cure it he somehow slowed down her body, so she was almost dead but alive enough for her body to produce the cells that can fight off the disease so the rabies couldnt do anymore damage because her body was like it was dead and she actually did survive but she wasnt the same girl she was before, she had to re-learn how to do everything and a lot of things shell never be able to do again …later on a judge decided to force a few people who were dying of rabies to try the doctors method…without the consent of there families and it was proven that it didnt cure everyone because all of those people ended up dying but its possible to survive from rabies so far though its not possible to survive and be the same as you were before though

Answer #2

They also have an excerpt from a book entitled Rabies: The Facts, which documents this horrifying case of a “23-year-old Englishwoman” –

On June 17, 1981 she was bitten on the ankle by a dog in New Delhi. On August 18, about two months later, she experienced the first prodromal symptoms. She became anxious and depressed, and it became impossible for her to drink more than small sips of liquid. While sleeping, she frequently sat up in bed suddenly, terrified. On August 19, she became confused, hallucinated, and was incontinent of urine. On August 20, she was unable to eat or drink and was taken to the hospital where she hallucinated and screamed in terror. Misdiagnosed as a psychiatric case, she was injected with a tranquilizer and sent home, however she repeatedly woke up screaming in fear and became so wild and agitated that her husband felt he could not deal with her by himself and took her to her mother’s house. She remained terrified, hallucinating and screaming in horror throughout the night. She had no water for almost three days. She fell into a coma the next morning, and died on August 23

Answer #3

From the Wikipedia entry on rabies:

The period between infection and the first flu-like symptoms is normally two to twelve weeks, but can be as long as two years. Soon after, the symptoms expand to slight or partial paralysis, cerebral dysfunction, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, agitation, abnormal behavior, paranoia, terror, hallucinations, progressing to delirium. The production of large quantities of saliva and tears coupled with an inability to speak or swallow are typical during the later stages of the disease; this can result in “hydrophobia”, where the victim has difficulty swallowing because the throat and jaw become slowly paralyzed, shows panic when presented with liquids to drink, and cannot quench his or her thirst. The disease itself was also once commonly known as hydrophobia, from this characteristic symptom. The patient “foams at the mouth” because they cannot swallow their own saliva for days and it gathers in the mouth until it overflows.

Death almost invariably results two to ten days after the first symptoms.

Fun times, huh?

Answer #4

they would die. saw it on tv…cray stuff. average of 3 reported cases a year though, so not seen so often. but your whole body is infected even after you die.

Answer #5

you die.

Answer #6

this guy I new got bit by a squirrl and he had to get like 23 shots in his stomache

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