What is the treatment for rabies?

People who have been bitten by a rabid animal are given a series of five rabies vaccinations and a single injection of rabies immune globulin (rabies antibodies). This treatment is considered to be 100% effective when administered within 14 days of rabies exposure.

In the event of a rabies exposure, immediately flushing a bite wound with soap and water for five minutes will greatly reduce the chance of infection.

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1. How does the disease progress?
2. What are the symptoms of rabies?
3. What is the treatment for rabies?
4. What is the incidence of rabies in Peoria County?
5. How is rabies controlled?
6. How often am I required to get my pet vaccinated against rabies?