Rabies is an acute infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the rabies virus – rhabdovirus. Rabies virus leads to severe damage to the nervous system – specific encephalitis and, as a rule, ends with the death of the patient – after the onset of symptoms of the disease, there is no chance of salvation. Prevent the development of the disease can only urgent vaccination immediately after infection.
How rabies virus infection occurs
The main carriers of rabies virus are animals: both wild – wolves, foxes, rats, and agricultural, domestic and homeless – cows, dogs, cats. Theoretically, any warm-blooded animal, including humans, can be a virus carrier. But in most cases, a person is infected with a bite of a sick dog. Continue reading
Acute respiratory infections always appear out of place. Yesterday, the body was full of strength, and today weakness, fever, runny nose just knocked down. To find the right treatment, you need to figure out who became the culprit of the disease – viruses or bacteria. Of course, doing it yourself is not easy. Still, there are some tips on how to distinguish a viral infection from a bacterial one.
Why you need to distinguish between viruses and bacteria
In the autumn-winter period, the number of colds increases. Respiratory infections are most often caused by viruses or bacteria. Pathologies provoked by such pathogens have similar symptoms. Therefore, it is very difficult to distinguish between them. Meanwhile, it is necessary to determine the Continue reading