The Girl Who Survived Rabies

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Four years after she nearly died from rabies, Jeanna Giese is billed as the first person known to have survived the virus without receiving a preventative vaccine. But Giese (pronounced Gee-See) said they’d gladly share that honor with others if only doctors could show that the treatment used to save her could spare other victims as well. “They should not stop” until it is perfected, “said Giese, 19, during a recent interview about physicians’ quest to perfect the technique that can be kept alive.

Giese wish will come true. Another young man infected with rabies is still alive more than a month after doctors induced a coma to get their symptoms in hopes, as they did with Giese. Yolanda Caicedo, an infectious disease specialist at Hospital Universitario del Valle in Cali, Colombia, who is treating the latest survivor, confirmed reports in the Colombian newspaper El País that the victim is a child of eight years came down with symptoms in August, about a month after being bitten by a cat apparently rabid.

Caicedo said the family had sought treatment for the bite of Bolivar in a hospital about three hours walk from their house, but the child, Nelsy Gomez, has not received the vaccine series that can prevent the virus become full-blown rabies.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

pia mancini
youtube icon

We can all agree that we are moving, and in fact, we are already deep into new era of society. The digital world has taken over, and the Internet has become one of the most i...

  • 122
  • 2 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
jambo amani
youtube icon

There are always two sides to a story, and that is even truer in war. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel group known as Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rw...

  • 180
  • 3 weeks ago
  • 10(1)
skeleton coast
youtube icon

The Skeleton Coast is one of the more famous places in Africa. Covering a narrow strip, the area covers part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia, and then goes to the sout...

  • 342
  • 1 month ago
  • 10(1)
the venus project
youtube icon

Jacque Fresco was born on March 13th in 1916. He is an American futurist and self-described social engineer, inventor and designer. Fresco is self-educated and has worked in a mixe...

  • 1,693
  • 2 months ago
  • 1(1)

3,410 Videos / 2,812,453 Views
Related Articles
The Victorian era lasted from the 1830s to the 1900s and was named after queen Victoria’s reign
  • 569
  • 2 months ago
In simplest terms, modal logic is just an extension of the pure logic, allowing people to use modal operators that can e...
  • 394
  • 2 months ago
Offering splendid, puzzling and unique treasures, the museum is a carnival of delights and ideas
  • 367
  • 3 months ago
One of oldest languages, Hebrew is the language used for the first five books of the Torah and almost all of the Hebrew ...
  • 1,972
  • 1 year ago