Health authorities in the Dominican Republic warned of the death of a six-year-old boy after the symptoms of a human fever. The boy would be bitten by a virus infected with the virus, according to family and doctors.
Human frenzy is a viral disease transmitted by infected animals and is characterized by acute encephalomyelitis. The clinical picture includes an aggressive response of the immune system that destroys the myelinous nerve layer and changes its function at the brain or spinal cord level.
The incubation period, which is fatal, ranges from 7 days to more than a year.
The Dominican authorities reported that the child received treatment at a hospital in the Dominican city after showing the symptoms of human rabies, which include fatigue, headache, fever, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
The baby died on Saturday night, December 15, health officials said. The case has increased to three people who died in 2018 due to illness.
According to the Dominican authorities, the child was treated in Robert Reid Cabral's children's hospital in the capital of the Caribbean, where the child was admitted at the Elio Fiallo Hospital in his native province of Pedernales, in southwestern Dominican Republic, at the end of November.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, the United States, "confirmed the presence of rabies virus in a dog's six-year-old child in all saliva and hair follicles," the doctors said in a statement.
According to relatives, the child bites the infected dog about seven months ago, although the youngest child had symptoms by November 29th.
The disease usually endangers the central nervous system, which causes difficulties in swallowing, disorientation, hallucinations, convulsions and paralysis.