Texas teen fights for life after rabid bat bite 54 replies

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Guns4Hire

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#1 12 years ago

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/05/11/rabies.case.reut/index.html

Holy cow this is terrible :( I don't know about you but if that was me ( thinking of course in hindsight now) I would have gone to the Doctor when I woke up.

Whatever you believe in pray for this poor kid. :bawl:




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#2 12 years ago

Bitten by a bat can end your life? /me is speechless..




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#3 12 years ago
KoЯsakoffBitten by a bat can end your life? /me is speechless..

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/bats_&_rabies/bats&.htm

That is why people, even the manliest of men (me) freak out when a bat comes diving in:eek: I will run like a bitch. I don't want to die or have a long ass needle shoved in my stomach!

Case study In February 1995, the aunt of a 4-year-old girl was awakened by the sounds of a bat in the room where the child was sleeping. The child did not wake up until the bat was captured, killed, and discarded. The girl reported no bite, and no evidence of a bite wound was found when she was examined. One month later the child became sick and died of rabies. The dead bat was recovered from the yard and tested--it had rabies.

This case demonstrates several points:

This child's infection with rabies was most likely the result of a bat bite. Children sleep heavily and may not awaken from the presence of a small bat. A bat bite can be superficial and not easily noticed. The bat was behaving abnormally. Instead of hiding, the bat was making unusual noises and was having difficulty flying. This strange behavior should have led to a strong suspicion of rabies. If the bat had been submitted for rabies testing, a positive test would have led to life-saving anti-rabies treatment. Remember, in situations in which a bat is physically present and you cannot reasonably rule out having been bitten, safely capture the bat for rabies testing and seek medical attention immediately.

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#4 12 years ago

People die from all sorts of shit every minute, i dont really see the point of this thread. :P




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#5 12 years ago
The 13th RaptorPeople die from all sorts of shit every minute, i dont really see the point of this thread. :P

and I don't see the point of your reply:rolleyes:

nice guy.




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#6 12 years ago
KoЯsakoffBitten by a bat can end your life? /me is speechless..

Yup, rabies if just as bad no matter what the source...dog,bat ,ect. Just hope the guy pulls thru it ok. Wish he had seen the doctor sooner...the shots are a bitch, but it beats dying. :(




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#7 12 years ago

It's just shit that he probably will die :( But that's life, how harsh it might sound.. Still, dying because of one single bite is just.. terrifying.




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#8 12 years ago

ßeef Flapsand I don't see the point of your reply:rolleyes:

nice guy.

Hey, its thats fine. I dont understand why people cry about some individual, but couldnt care less about the suffering masses. Strikes me as a little strange.




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#9 12 years ago
The 13th RaptorHey, its thats fine. I dont understand why people cry about some individual, but couldnt care less about the suffering masses. Strikes me as a little strange.

Dude, if you want to make a thread about the dying masses then go ahead but for now can you either relate some sympathy for the poor kid or just not reply again. I did not start this to become anything but what it is and maybe to educate those who just might not know. With all due respect. Go away. Thanks.




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#10 12 years ago

Nah, its a public forum, i'll express whatever the hell i want, within the rules of course. :)