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Unexplained encephalitis may be rabies

(UPI) Rabies exposure can vary and physicians should consider a diagnosis of rabies for any patient with unexplained progressive encephalitis, U.S. officials say…
"Obtaining information regarding exposure to animals in the United States and during foreign travel is a crucial component of the medical history," the report [from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] says. "Continued public education regarding the risk for rabies after exposures to wildlife, particularly to bats, is needed. Healthcare providers are reminded to use personal protective equipment when the possibility of exposure to infectious body fluids exists."
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