4 people in Georgia exposed to rabid ...

4 people in Georgia exposed to rabid pet llama

There are 36 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Jan 8, 2013, titled 4 people in Georgia exposed to rabid pet llama. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

Officials say a veterinarian was called to a house in Morganton on Dec. 28 because a llama was showing signs of aggression -- biting at itself, at others and spitting at one of its caretakers.

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DaveMC inThe Grey

San Diego, CA

#1 Jan 8, 2013
Como te llamas

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I wish everyone had one.

#2 Jan 8, 2013
It's not juss the raa-coons ya gotta watch in Georger.

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#4 Jan 9, 2013
Peruvian high

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#5 Jan 9, 2013
Unless the llama actually bit these people, it's unlikely they were exposed to the rabies virus.

"The virus multiplies at the site of the bite, invades nerve fibres, and travels to the brain. The incubation period (the time between the bite and the onset of symptoms) is related to the distance of the wound from the head and neck: the nearer the head, the shorter the incubation. Bites to the head and neck carry the highest risk. This has relevance to the efficacy of post exposure therapy. Growth of the virus in the brain causes severe nervous degeneration and eventually death. The virus also spreads from the brain along other nerves to organs including the salivary glands, where the virus is excreted in the saliva. Bites in general are high-risk exposures. Animal contact by itself--such as being in the vicinity of a rabid animal, petting or handling a rabid animal, or coming into contact with the blood, urine or feces of a rabid animal--does not usually constitute exposure and, therefore, does not usually require post-exposure rabies treatment. The exception is if fresh, warm saliva may have been transmitted into an open wound."

Source:
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/rabiesEN.html
Edward Muntin

Medford, NY

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Doesn't Harley display the same type of actions?

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Greensburg, IN

#7 Jan 9, 2013
If you ever were spit on by a llama, you'd know the saliva enters your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears
cause-contact-action-reaction- immediate medical attention-wash face well-gargle with antiseptic mouth wash several times.
"See a doctor"

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#8 Jan 9, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
If you ever were spit on by a llama, you'd know the saliva enters your eyes, nose, mouth, and ears
cause-contact-action-reaction- immediate medical attention-wash face well-gargle with antiseptic mouth wash several times.
"See a doctor"
Rabies has extremely low survivability outside the body - it is a bloodborne pathogen, very similar to the AIDS virus.

Spitting is not bloodborne.
Llama drama

Rochester, NY

#9 Jan 9, 2013
Never trust a llamma, especially Lorenzo Llamas. Double l's are insinsere.

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#10 Jan 9, 2013
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Rabies has extremely low survivability outside the body - it is a bloodborne pathogen, very similar to the AIDS virus.
Spitting is not bloodborne.
Rabies is carried in the saliva, so if you had a cut in your mouth and saliva entered it you are at risk. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
Rabies

Last reviewed: August 14, 2012.

Rabies is a deadly viral infection that is mainly spread by infected animals.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin.

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#11 Jan 9, 2013
Just too sad, as Llama's are such loving and friendly animals.....

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#12 Jan 9, 2013
...Jawja, huh?....sounds like a good reason for a BBQ....
DaveMC in Espanol

San Diego, CA

#13 Jan 9, 2013
Me llamo David(Dah-veed)

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#14 Jan 9, 2013
DaveMC in Espanol wrote:
Me llamo David(Dah-veed)
...move-o along-o...nothing to see-o here-o...
DaveMC in Hop

San Diego, CA

#15 Jan 9, 2013
Who put the dip in the dip da dip da dp who put the rabies in the shama llama ding dong.

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#16 Jan 9, 2013
(Poem #1080) The Lama

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama.*

-- Ogden Nash

(to which Nash appended the footnote
*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known
as a three-alarmer. Pooh.)

http://wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com/2002/0...
DaveMC in the Grey

San Diego, CA

#17 Jan 9, 2013
Hi Tink and Old Sam!!!!...hey llama, how about a little something for the effort...

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#18 Jan 9, 2013
DaveMC in the Grey wrote:
Hi Tink and Old Sam!!!!...hey llama, how about a little something for the effort...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TkLH56VlKT0XX
Hey there Darlin' Dave!
Long time, no read.
How ya been?
Your lama rama ding dong made me LOL
and that's no bull.
;-)
<3's

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#19 Jan 10, 2013
Anita Goforadump wrote:
<quoted text> Rabies is carried in the saliva, so if you had a cut in your mouth and saliva entered it you are at risk. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0...
A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia.
Rabies
Last reviewed: August 14, 2012.
Rabies is a deadly viral infection that is mainly spread by infected animals.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Rabies is spread by infected saliva that enters the body through a bite or broken skin.
LMFGDAO...stop, you're embarrassing yourself.

Next time you're provided a link, please do everyone a favor and read it first. The Rabies virus is spread through the bloodstream via infected saliva. Assuming all 5 of these people had been ravaged by teenage acne and had oozing pustuals all over their face, it's unlikely they contracted the desease.

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Greensburg, IN

#20 Jan 10, 2013
So who's right?
Hoosier Hillbilly
Anita Goforadump
~~~~~or

milwaukee69 ?

(?) guess you'll have to do your own research
to satisfy your mind!(?)
Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#21 Jan 10, 2013
An Argentine Gaucho named Bruno
Said humping is one thing I do know
All women are fine
And sheep are divine
But Llamas are numero uno!

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