This Is What Rabies Looks Like In Humans

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Once symptoms begin, there is a 99% chance of death

Rabies kills around 55 thousand people each year. It is as a very devastating disease that is rarely survivable once the symptoms set in, which take anywhere from 2 to 10 days to kill the host.

Some of the more well-known symptoms are extreme salivation—"foaming at the mouth"—as well as hydrophobia, which makes drinking water an incredibly painful if not impossible task.

Most deaths occur in Asia and Africa and are caused by dogs, however, in the Americas, bats are the leading source of infection.

WARNING: The video shows the graphic nature of rabies symptoms and may be highly disturbing to watch.

More information on rabies can be found at the World Health Organization's website.

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