Children's Health and Wellness

Take the Rabies Quiz

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often passed on through a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the CDC each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes.

1. The rabies virus is passed on by contact with what part of an infected animal?
A. SkinB. SalivaC. BloodD. ClawsE. B and C
2. In which state is rabies not found?
A. AlaskaB. HawaiiC. FloridaD. MaineE. None of the above
3. In which animal is rabies more likely to be found?
A. DogB. CatC. BatD. RaccoonE. C and D
4. If you have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal, what should you do?
A. Clean the wound with soap and water to remove any salivaB. Call your health care provider as soon as possibleC. Call your state or local health department as soon as possibleD. All of the above
5. How soon do symptoms typically appear after a person is infected with the rabies virus?
A. 48 hoursB. 1 weekC. 1 monthD. 1 year
6. Which of these is an early symptom of rabies?
A. A short period of depressionB. RestlessnessC. Itching and numbness around the site of the biteD. NauseaE. All of the above
7. Which of these is a symptom of rabies in animals?
A. Choking soundsB. Loss of appetiteC. AgitationD. TremblingE. All of the above
8. How soon after a potentially infectious bite should a person be treated for rabies?
A. Within 6 hoursB. Within 24 hoursC. Within a weekD. Within 2 weeks
9. What can you do to prevent getting rabies?
A. Have your pets and other domesticated animals regularly vaccinated against rabiesB. Keep your dog on a leash when you take it outside your yardC. Don't approach wild animalsD. All of the above
Online Source: Rabies, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/rabies/diagnosis/index.html
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Author: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Fraser, Marianne, MSN, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lentnek, Arnold, MD, FACP
Date Last Reviewed: 10/1/2016