Are You Concerned About Rabies?

Are You Concerned About Rabies?

particles in a diseaseIt seems as if every year, concern over rabies becomes an issue at some time or another. Perhaps there has been an animal in the area that is exhibiting the signs of this disease or it may be that somebody was bitten by an animal that was unable to be recovered at a later time. In any case, it’s important for you to understand something about this disease and what may be done if you have the problem. If you are concerned that you may have contracted this disease from an animal in the area, you can stop by the office at Better Faster Urgent Care for prompt medical attention.

Like many different types of disease, rabies is a virus that is able to spread from its host to a recipient. In this case, the virus exists in the saliva of the animal and when they bite you, it is possible for the virus to be transmitted. It does not need to be a deep puncture wound for the disease to be transmitted, as even a scratch or a mild bite can also transmit it as well. This is a very serious condition and if it is not treated, it can be deadly.

Almost any type of mammal can spread this disease but it is more likely to be spread by contact with the dog. If you have experienced a dog bite, and if you are unfamiliar with the animal or are concerned that it may have the disease, it is important for you to be cared for medically. The medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care can provide you with the help that you need in a prompt and professional manner. Other animals can also transmit this disease, such as foxes, bats, skunks and raccoons.

When to Get Help for Rabies

If you have been bitten or have come into contact with an animal and you are concerned about its health, it is important for you to get treatment right away. There is a period of time in which the disease will grow inside of the human body but it is important to get treated promptly, because of the deadliness of this disease. In fact, if a human begins to exhibit signs that they have rabies, it is far less likely for them to survive.

Fortunately, many of the issues that are seen by the medical professionals that Better Faster Urgent Care are not a case of rabies. It is still important, however, for you to ensure that you are checked out thoroughly and carefully and that any animal which you have come in contact with is also quarantined to ensure that a problem does not exist. You can stop by the office at Better Faster Urgent Care in Southlake, Texas for the medical help that you need.

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