Rabies Information for Medical Personnel
The early signs of rabies can be fever or headache, but this changes quickly to central nervous system symptoms, such as confusion, sleepiness or agitation. Once these symptoms are exhibited in a person infected with rabies, death usually occurs in a matter of weeks. Fortunately, human rabies cases in the United States are rare.
There is effective treatment to prevent rabies as long as the treatment is given soon after exposure.
Contact DOH-Sarasota for assistance with:
- Animal Testing - 941-861-6133
- Medical Advice
North Port 941-861-3864