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The Girl Who Survived Rabies
You Tube ^ | December 19, 2013 | Documentary

Posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:52 PM PDT by beaversmom

The girl who survived rabies is about 15 year old, Jeanna Giese, from Wisconsin in the USA, who survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby.

His technique involved putting her into a deep coma allowing her body to begin an antibody response to the disease that let Jeanna gradually regained normal function. Subsequent testing of the same technique did not have such good results.


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jeannagiese; rabies

1 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:52 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Update on the Wisconsin girl who survived rabies

FReep mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 2:46:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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Milwaukee protocol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_protocol


3 posted on 05/27/2014 2:48:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I remember quite a few years ago, a boy in Mexico survived rabies. If I recall correctly they put him in an oxygen chamber.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 2:50:28 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: beaversmom

Impressive. Wonder how she’d do if bitten by a liberal.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:51:37 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: yarddog

I hadn’t heard about the Mexican boy.

I’m just reading the link above:

“Giese’s treatment regimen has since undergone revision (the second version omits the use of ribavirin). Two of 25 patients treated under the first protocol survived. A further 10 patients have been treated under the revised protocol, with a further two survivors.”

Pretty amazing considering no one survives. I hope they keep improving it...I’m sure smart, caring doctors will keep trying. Horrible disease.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 2:53:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Still Thinking
Impressive. Wonder how she’d do if bitten by a liberal.

The poor girl has been through quite enough. Need to ask the admin moderator to remove your insensitive comment. ;)

7 posted on 05/27/2014 2:55:00 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I guess not technically a current update, but interesting to see...must have been made a couple of years after the event. Maybe 2006, 2007? Would like to see how she is now in 2014.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 2:57:50 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

It has been a long time and I just saw an article in a newspaper but I do remember the high pressure oxygen chamber.

I have never heard of one being used since then.

More recently I have read that some think Edgar Allan Poe died of rabies.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 2:58:20 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Still Thinking

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fv5I2rmtuU


10 posted on 05/27/2014 3:00:28 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: yarddog

I just found this about another girl in 2011. I didn’t realize that they had used this treatment protocol successfully in others. Very neat to know.

California Girl Only Third in U.S. to Survive Rabies Without Vaccine
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/california-girl-us-survive-rabies/story?id=13830407

Cute little girl...beautiful eyes.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 3:02:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: yarddog

Interesting about Poe. What was said how he died prior?


12 posted on 05/27/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Here is a new’s report of Giese in 2011 graduating from college:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VohLfbDMNnk


13 posted on 05/27/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

I am not sure what they thought killed him. I do know it has been said that he was passed out drunk but I have never actually looked it up.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 3:07:48 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

I’ll have to look it up about Poe.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 3:08:48 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Still Thinking
Wonder how she’d do if bitten by a liberal.

Dunno, is AIDS still a death sentence?

16 posted on 05/27/2014 3:09:19 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: yarddog

Looks like lots of speculated causes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe

On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 3:10:26 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Interesting.. I never thought about letting the anti-bodies catching up.

Doc thinking “outside the box”..

Hope the girl is doing well now ;^)


18 posted on 05/27/2014 3:13:34 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: beaversmom

Poe..TB


19 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:16 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: beaversmom

He probably got scared to death.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 3:16:15 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: beaversmom

Poe was a fascinating person.

My Daughter who was a literature major thinks Poe was the best writer ever.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 3:16:26 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: beaversmom


Wow.. She was infected? Could never tell from that pic.. Beautiful smile and face..
22 posted on 05/27/2014 3:17:59 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Vinnie; beaversmom

When I did a report on him in High School that was the cause. Beyond that I don’t know.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 3:18:21 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: beaversmom

Here is a report from 2013 about Giese finding a dead (rabid) bat in her dogs’ kennel!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SF1znt5NZs


24 posted on 05/27/2014 3:24:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: yarddog
My Daughter who was a literature major thinks Poe was the best writer ever.

I'll go with most of that. Poet for sure. King of alliteration.

He went to West Point at his father's insistence. He hated it . Showed up at morning dress formation naked. He got thrown out.

25 posted on 05/27/2014 3:24:56 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Bikkuri

What a cutie!


26 posted on 05/27/2014 3:26:09 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: beaversmom
Poe was thought to have died from alcoholism before.
27 posted on 05/27/2014 3:26:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: beaversmom
...who survived rabies thanks to an innovative and desperate treatment tried out on her by Dr. Rodney Willougby.

And, I would think, the steady, guiding hand of Almighty God.

28 posted on 05/27/2014 3:32:49 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Bikkuri
Beautiful smile and face

There is a God and she is living proof. Rabies scares the bejesus out of me and I am aware of it on a daily basis. Any time I come across a case that is possibly rabid I am the one that has to handle it because of my high titre and my unwillingness to expose my employees if I don't have to do it. I've been two different places where rabies wasn't a concern and I was the first one to find it and be exposed. Lucky, I guess.

29 posted on 05/27/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; beaversmom

Thank beaversmom.. came from link she gave ;)


30 posted on 05/27/2014 3:35:49 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Still Thinking
A Liberal biting a Conservative is generally fatal, for the liberal.

Bright light and clear thinking tends to keep them away.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

31 posted on 05/27/2014 3:36:39 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Grr.. miss teaching kids here :p (was terrified of kids until I was forced to work in elementary school (public).. never wanted to go back to Jr. high again..)..


32 posted on 05/27/2014 3:41:31 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: vetvetdoug

You had to get the 12 shots?! ouch :p


33 posted on 05/27/2014 3:43:38 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: beaversmom

I don’t think rabies survival is all that uncommon any more due to the advanced medical treatments available now a days.......


34 posted on 05/27/2014 3:45:21 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: VR-21

I found Willougby...


35 posted on 05/27/2014 3:53:41 PM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: Hot Tabasco

No survival is still rare. CDC says fewer than ten have done so. Rabies is almost a sure death sentence.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 4:10:05 PM PDT by Varda
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To: beaversmom

This reminds me when my brother was bitten on the head by a bat that swooped down at night after a baseball game. My parents took him to the doctor, but the doctor said “don’t worry about it, bats don’t get rabies”. Well, it seems they do. Luckily this one didn’t, though.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 4:27:21 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Vinnie

“Showed up at morning dress formation naked.”

Was he “standing at attention”?

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)


38 posted on 05/27/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Bikkuri

Thanks for posting little girl’s pic.


39 posted on 05/27/2014 4:49:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Bikkuri

Her lucky day to get him as doc. :)


40 posted on 05/27/2014 4:50:36 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: vetvetdoug

I think rabies is about the worst disease out there. Thanks for your expert, firsthand experience about it.


41 posted on 05/27/2014 4:53:15 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Varda

if you catch it before it develops you can survive it. you take a series of uncomfortable shots.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 5:17:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Right during the incubation period, the shots are very effective. The CDC stats and the story above are about people who’ve developed full blown rabies (clinical). It’s very rare to survive that.


43 posted on 05/27/2014 5:32:00 PM PDT by Varda
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To: beaversmom

Anytime hon.. all I can think is, delicate.. but tough as nails ;)


44 posted on 05/27/2014 6:15:46 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri
In 1974 the treatment was Duck Egg embryo vaccine and I took a gamma globulin injection and 18+ additional vaccinations in the arms, legs, abdominal, and any muscle that could accommodate an injection. It was painful. In 1983 I was again exposed and it was only six human diploid injections and a gamma globulin injection that were not as painful. My titre was off the scale for several years after the 1983 incident. I get a booster every five years anyway. Incubation for rabies can be as long as a year as there have been cases that forensically identified the exposure 12 months beforehand.
45 posted on 05/27/2014 6:34:20 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Varda

Part of the reason survival is so rare is that it’s easy to be infected and not be aware of it until too late.

I was bitten by a bat about four years ago. Hardly felt it—it would have been easy to not notice. Of course I had shots. I bloody well felt those.


46 posted on 05/27/2014 6:59:05 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: vetvetdoug

WOW.. did not know that :/ I would be terrified for a few years after :/
As much as I went around chasing stuff (on horseback.. and hunting on foot..in Texas), I am probably lucky I was never exposed to rabies.


47 posted on 05/28/2014 3:56:47 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Bikkuri
Y'all rag on Hawaii a lot, mostly deserved, but they do have an ironclad policy on keeping rabies out of the islands.

Makes bringing pets over a chore, but a relief once they are here and you realize they are not indanger of being bitten by anything rabid.

48 posted on 05/28/2014 9:53:49 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

Except a leftist


49 posted on 05/28/2014 9:55:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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