Human Rabies -- Wisconsin, 2010

Kazmierczak, James J.; Davis, Jeffrey P.; Brauer, Ernesto; Recuenco, Sergio; Rupprecht, Charles E.; Bartholomew, Michael L.
September 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/2/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 34, p1164
Case Study
This article presents a case study of a 70-year old man who was diagnosed with rabies in Wisconsin in 2010. The man died two weeks after being taken to the hospital. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies symptoms of rabies demonstrated by the subject, including shoulder pain, tremors, abnormal behavior and dysphagia. Also discussed are possible sources of rabies exposure and the steps necessary to prevent the spread of the disease.


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