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Rabies
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marlowe    Posted 10-22-2004 at 19:42:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
15 year old Fond Du Lac wisconsin girl is going to die after a bat bite she got in church. a dam shame


Doc    Posted 10-22-2004 at 20:11:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why couldn't she start the rabie shots? What aren't you saying? Did she not tell anyone she was bitten? or what?

I've been thru the rabies shots myself. No fun


RN    Posted 10-22-2004 at 20:32:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Recent story, full details not yet available. What was published is girl was holding bat and was bitten on finger, wound was flushed, cleaned and bandaid applied, but no check for rabies. this happened a couple months back. Symptons showed couple weeks ago, doctors checked for rabies, confirmed late last week, treatment to be attempted to save girl is not expected to work, only 3 survived after symptoms have progressed to her stage. Girl from Fond DuLac area. RN


Doc    Posted 10-22-2004 at 21:13:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, BIG mistake on someones part that they will have to live with now. Anyone who gets bitten like that should have animal tested if possible.

They couldn't in my case because the owner of the dog shot it in the head. Back then they had to have the brain for testing I guess. This was in '56'. I had to go through 7 of the 14 shots before they determined that I did not have rabies.

Most painful shots I've ever had.


RN    Posted 10-22-2004 at 21:33:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
No info about bat being tested or if it escaped. Bats tolerate rabies with minimal symptoms longer than some other critters. Could be considered endemic in bat population - articles indicate .05% to 1.5% of tested overwintering bats presumed healthy in Wisconsin/Minnesota/Michigan area positive for rabies- 1+ of 100 odds didn't work this time. RN.


toolman    Posted 10-22-2004 at 19:47:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
sure is, poor kid.sad when something like this happens and especially when its to someone so young.


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