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(KCET Los Angeles)   If you were at the Mojave National Preserve on April 30th and had a bat land on and/or bite you, you might want to get to the hospital soon   (kcet.org) divider line 25
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2013-05-08 07:20:15 AM
Well, to be fair, even if you get to the hospital soon, if you're showing any symptoms there's a good chance you're going to die anyway, even with optimal and experimental care.

Even if you survive, there's an overwhelming chance of being turned into a potato.

In all seriousness, this is how the modern rabiesvirus infection kills people. It's not dog or yard animal bites anymore. Its the camper who doesn't realize a bat bit him.
 
2013-05-08 07:49:57 AM
Isn't that how Batman got all his superpowers?
 
2013-05-08 07:51:03 AM
Good times, bat times, you know I've had my share...
 
2013-05-08 07:51:48 AM
Mmm hmmm. "Rabies", that's the ticket.

I've seen this movie before.
 
2013-05-08 07:59:51 AM

hardinparamedic: In all seriousness, this is how the modern rabiesvirus infection kills people. It's not dog or yard animal bites anymore. Its the camper who doesn't realize a bat bit him.


It's almost like dog rabies vaccinations do something.  I think you have ~11 days to start post exposure shots before your survival rate drops to near 0.  He's on day 9.
 
2013-05-08 08:06:34 AM
I'm waiting to see what Doctor Mellow Ski-Bum has to say about this.
 
2013-05-08 08:07:04 AM
At least it wasn't a cazadore.
 
2013-05-08 08:08:39 AM
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2013-05-08 08:08:43 AM
Who on earth would stop in bat country?
mycotopia.net
 
2013-05-08 08:08:47 AM
I thought they were called "Reservations"
 
2013-05-08 08:11:58 AM
Or volunteer at a GEICO blood drive.
 
2013-05-08 08:25:08 AM
This is why we need to privatize public lands and kill all the vermin on them.
 
2013-05-08 08:26:10 AM
It wasn't a bat.

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2013-05-08 08:30:03 AM
What I'm trying to figure out it, how did they find THAT PARTICULAR BAT? Did the man bag it and turn it in, or did the bat turn itself in, or did it attach a second person, or is this a frame up? I mean, they might have the wrong bat, unless it was guilty of additional odd behavior, was wearing a tag and the man took down the number, then it happened to show up at a bat feeder and the police knew it was wanted etc.
 
2013-05-08 08:35:39 AM

hardinparamedic: Well, to be fair, even if you get to the hospital soon, if you're showing any symptoms there's a good chance you're going to die anyway, even with optimal and experimental care.

Even if you survive, there's an overwhelming chance of being turned into a potato.

In all seriousness, this is how the modern rabiesvirus infection kills people. It's not dog or yard animal bites anymore. Its the camper who doesn't realize a bat bit him.


The article is silly.  It's not "near uniformly fatal"; the only way to escape rabies damage is by dropping into a coma at the fatal stage.  The virus is harmless then; however the damage caused by drug-induced coma doesn't protect you from damage from the virus.  Noopept and a massive dose of racetams would probably do it, but it might only be effective in a small percentage of cases; more likely it would work, just not well enough to actually keep you from dying (this is a thing:  think like knife-resistant armor that works, except the knife only penetrates half an inch into your heart instead of straight through your chest).  Rabies is fatal in 100% of cases; the only survivor was a statistically insignificant outlier.

On top of that, rabies is fatal as soon as a single virus enters a single neuron.  If it hits your spine, you're dead.
 
2013-05-08 08:38:40 AM

Snarfangel: Who on earth would stop in bat country?
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Came for bat country.
 
2013-05-08 09:02:44 AM
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2013-05-08 09:18:45 AM
Also, keep your Goddamn super germs to yourself
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2013-05-08 09:21:26 AM

bluefoxicy: It's not "near uniformly fatal"; the only way to escape rabies damage is by dropping into a coma at the fatal stage.


Out of 35 people treated with the Milwaukee Protocol over the last 9 years, only 5 have survived, and only two have had anything but total neurological devastation. It's still considered an experimental therapy, but used as it is better than nothing.
 
2013-05-08 09:26:02 AM

UNC_Samurai: It wasn't a bat.

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God I hated those farking things. Powder ganger, Securitrons, Super mutants, even Behemoths weren't much trouble. But you get a cazador swarm on your ass, and you're farked.

/Found a blind deathclaw. I figured it was all alone and blind, it's time to make it my biatch. So I shot it. That's when I found out that "blind" is Bethesda for "instant horse-dicked sodomy ring of hell"
 
2013-05-08 09:48:03 AM

hardinparamedic: Well, to be fair, even if you get to the hospital soon, if you're showing any symptoms there's a good chance you're going to die anyway, even with optimal and experimental care.

Even if you survive, there's an overwhelming chance of being turned into a potato.

In all seriousness, this is how the modern rabiesvirus infection kills people. It's not dog or yard animal bites anymore. Its the camper who doesn't realize a bat bit him.


Your statement needs to be qualified with "within the Western World."  Rabies still kills over 50,000 people a year, and where dog vaccination isn't common the dog variant is still by far the most common.  Additionally in the US, cats are actually the number one vector, but those cases are still pretty rare.

\Remember in most parts of the country cats don't "have" to be vaccinated and they love playing with little furry things that flop around a lot.
 
2013-05-08 10:35:17 AM

Darwin's Prophet: Your statement needs to be qualified with "within the Western World.


Come on now. This is FARK.

If they're brown, then it's not a let down.
 
2013-05-08 10:54:53 AM

t3knomanser: I'm waiting to see what Doctor Mellow Ski-Bum has to say about this.


I came here looking for this.
/leaving satisfied
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what hip ski-bum might look like
 
2013-05-08 04:24:03 PM
Oh, and   Treatment now involves a short series of relatively painless injections.


That's a lot of work to clean up a bug bite.

/someone had to make that reference, you chowderheads weren't coming through
 
2013-05-08 06:14:42 PM

MythDragon: UNC_Samurai: It wasn't a bat.

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God I hated those farking things. Powder ganger, Securitrons, Super mutants, even Behemoths weren't much trouble. But you get a cazador swarm on your ass, and you're farked.

/Found a blind deathclaw. I figured it was all alone and blind, it's time to make it my biatch. So I shot it. That's when I found out that "blind" is Bethesda for "instant horse-dicked sodomy ring of hell"


You must not have met Spike in Old World Blues. First reaction: GAH! Deathclaw!!!!

Second reaction: Aww, but he's just tiny!!!

Third reaction: *limbs cleaved from body and hurled away like the tazmanian devil farking a woodchipper*
 
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