Rabies patients confirm infection in the Philippines for the first time in 14 years at 20:18
Toyohashi City, Aichi Prefecture, came to Japan from the Philippines and announced that a patient who visited a medical institution in the city had been confirmed as rabies. It is the first time in 14 years that rabies cases have been confirmed in Japan.
The patient who was confirmed to have rabies was a patient who came to Japan from the Philippines in July, and Toyohashi city has not disclosed his age, gender or nationality.
The patient had a pain in his ankle on the 11th of this month, and then he had symptoms such as abdominal pain and vomiting, and he went to a medical institution in the city on the 18th of this month and was admitted to the intensive care unit.
When the patient’s sample was sent to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and inspected, rabies infection was confirmed on The Sun. The patient’s family said he was bitten on the ankle by a dog in the Philippines around September last year, and the city believes he was infected in the Philippines.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, rabies is transmitted by being bitten by a dog or cat infected with a virus, and it is not usually transmitted from a human to a human.
In addition, it is prevented by vaccinating immediately after infection, but if you do not vaccinate, many of them may develop from one month to three months, if long, after more than one year.
There is no effective treatment for the onset, and almost 100% of patients die.
According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, rabies cases have been confirmed in Japan for the first time in years since the report of an infection of a person returning from the Philippines in 2006.
What is rabies?
Rabies is a disease caused by the virus, which is transmitted not only by dogs but also by cats and bats and other infected animals infected by the virus entering the body from the wound.
You can prevent the onset of the disease if you get vaccinated immediately after infection, but if you don’t get vaccinated, many of them can develop from one month to three months, if long, more than a year later.
When it develops, mental symptoms such as strong anxiety and temporary confusion, as well as neurological symptoms such as cramps and withdrawals, cause almost 100% of patients to die because there is no effective treatment.
According to Dr. Kiyoshu Taniguchi of the National Mie Hospital, who is familiar with infectious diseases, there are no reports of rabies infecting people, but the saliva of infected people contains viruses, so it is important for people who come into contact with it to get vaccinated immediately.