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What Happens When You Get Rabies?

Rabies has lead to legends of werewolves, vampires, and zombies. And while it’s preventable, it still plagues around 60,000 people a year.
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WHO on Rabies:
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs099/en/

CDC on Rabies:
https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/

Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2014:
http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdfplus/10.2460/javma.248.7.777

Map of US human rabies deaths from 2003-July 2014 drawn from data here:
https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/surveillance/human_rabies.html
http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/pdf/10.2460/javma.245.10.1111

Host, Writer, Editor
Anna Rothschild

Camera, Sound, Research
K Melvin

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Special Thanks to Dr. Ryan Wallace

GROSS FOOTAGE AND STILLS

Original Footage
©WGBH Educational Foundation 2017

The Wolf Man (1941)
Universal Pictures

Nosferatu (1922)
Jofa-Atelier Berlin-Johannisthal, Prana-Film GmbH

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Image Ten, Laurel Group, Market Square Productions
The Nervous System
Archive.org/ Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Circulatory Control
Archive.org/Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nursing Care of the Sick and Injured
Archive.org/US Dept Health, Education & Welfare; US Office of Civil Defense

Close-up of dog’s face during late-stage “dumb” paralytic rabies
CDC/Barbara Andrews

“Rabies and hydrophobia…” George Fleming 1872 Wellcome L0018105
Wikimedia Commons/George Fleming

Canine suspected of being rabid and aggressive
CDC

Rabies control in the community
US National Library of Medicine

Rabies Patient
CDC

Senses of Man
Archive.org/Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center

Tri-colored bat (6022400811)
Wikimedia Commons/Gary Peeples/USFWS

Presence of dog-transmitted human rabies based on most recent data points from difference sources, 2010-2014
WHO

Middle Ages rabid dog
Wikimedia Commons/Scanned from Dobson, Mary J. (2008) Disease, Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Quercus, p. 157

Map of rabies cases in the US since 2003

GROSS SFX
Cockroaches
Freesound/StateAardvark­
(used with permission from author)

Squeak Pack/squeak_10
Freesound/Corsica_S

Wink
Freesound/Bennychico11

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