Public Health Aspects of Rabies Control. Lecture 8 Dr. Paul Bartlett, MPH., DVM., Ph.D. Source of Rabies Information. CDC Web site – Very comprehensive! http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/Professional/professi.htm. Human Rabies Biologics (Rabies vaccines for people). Duck embryo vaccine
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Dr. Paul Bartlett, MPH., DVM., Ph.D.
Incubation periods vary with virus strain, dosage on inoculum and host species.
Man - 3 to 66 weeks on average, but maybe up to a year
Dogs - 3 to 8 weeks average, but maybe up to 6 months
Cats - 9 to 51 days
Skunks - 22 to 177 days
Foxes - 12 to 153 days
Bats - 6 to 145 days
Bovines - 20 to 165 days
Typical syndrome; disposition change, irritably, dysphasia, incoordination progressing to either the furious or dumb form followed by paralysis, coma and death.Clinical Course
And Finally… inoculum and host species.Veterinarian’s Responsibility in Rabies Control