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The patient's only chance - be in a coma

"The patient's only chance - be in a coma," "The rabid patient in Norway has a very small chance to survive." "When the symptoms well occur, mortality

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The patient's only chance - be in a coma
"The patient's only chance - be in a coma,"

"The rabid patient in Norway has a very small chance to survive."

"When the symptoms well occur, mortality is close to 100 per cent."

"– the Virus destroys the nerve tissue. Eventually works not the body, " says Anders Wallensten, the assistant statsepidemiolog at Folkhälsomyndigheten."

"in Contrast, judge Anders Wallensten there is a risk of further dissemination."

"– Rabies usually infects through bites from animals. Theoretically there is a possibility of infection between man and man, but there are no such known cases. You must get into the infection in body tissues, through the bite or mucous membranes."

"the Disease has a long incubation period, but once symptoms occur chances of survival are minimal. Typical signs of rabies are initially among other things, the sting from the bite location. Then tillstöter fever, headache, and paralysis. In the final stage, the patient may also suffer from anxiety and confusion."

"– The victim often svalgsvårigheter, hard to drink water, so-called hydrophobia, " says Anders Wallensten."

"Death occurs as a rule within 14 days after the symptoms appeared. "

"Is there any effective treatment?"

"– There is a treatment that is certainly examining which puts the patient in a coma, to give the body a better chance to fight the virus. It may have been a case where it has worked, "says Anders Wallensten and continues:"

"– Otherwise, it targets the relief of symptoms, to allay anxiety and so on."

"Why is the disease so deadly?"

"– It depends on that the virus attacks the nerves, including the brain and destroys the nerve tissue. Eventually works not the body, " says Anders Wallensten."

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