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First Rabies Survivor

One of my favorite pieces of medical trivia has always been that one of the deadliest diseases on the planet was Rabies. When you actually begin to show symptoms, it’s too late, and if you haven’t been treated in some way, you’re going to die. There have been no survivors of the disease…until now.

A teenager who became the first person known to survive rabies without a vaccination went home Saturday after nearly 11 weeks in the hospital, officials said.

As a part of her treatment, the doctors induced a coma. Knowing how deadly this actually is in practice, the inventiveness and treatment given by these doctors is nothing short of truly amazing.

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