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Six-year-old Boy Dies of Rabies after Being Scratched by Infected Bat

Jan ,18 \NewNewss

Ryker Roque passes away in hospital in Orlando, Florida, after ignoring warning not to touch sick mammal rescued by father

He said he washed the wound thoroughly but didn’t take the boy to the hospital because he cried when he was told he would get shots. About a week later the boy developed numb fingers and a headache and his parents took him for hospital treatment.

Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms develop. A vaccine given after a wound but before symptoms almost always prevents the disease.

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