1. Reno Lewis

    Reno Lewis Knot-A-Challenge Champion

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    Rabies is horrifying. If you touch a bat, or a bat touches you (especially if it's during the day), go get post exposure shots. By the time you're symptomatic, you're already beyond saving. It has a 100% kill rate. Post exposure treatment has near 100% success rate. Don't take chances.

    RIP Nick.

    https://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-who-died-of-rabies-swatted-bat-on-vancouver-island-family-says-1.4510614


    Highly recommend giving this a read for a good, in depth and completely terrifying run down of what rabies actually looks like.

    https://np.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/c...st_real_thing_on_our_earth/d0mz5uq/?context=3
     
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    I was vaccinated for it before I went to Africa a few years ago. Not a good way to die !
     
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    called my Doc re this and she has me booked for Vacs

    the amount of times i have held, caught, bumped into, or been buzzed by bats is in the hundreds of thousands...esp certain fishing lakes with high nocturnal insect activity`1111111111111111111111111.
     
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    That’s crazy!
     
  5. Reno Lewis

    Reno Lewis Knot-A-Challenge Champion

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    It wouldn't be a terrible idea to ask for post exposure shots, the virus can incubate for up to 8 years in some cases.

    One in every 17 bats carries rabies.
     
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