Skip to comments.The Girl Who Survived Rabies
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.
Update on the Wisconsin girl who survived rabies
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I remember quite a few years ago, a boy in Mexico survived rabies. If I recall correctly they put him in an oxygen chamber.
Impressive. Wonder how she’d do if bitten by a liberal.
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.
The poor girl has been through quite enough. Need to ask the admin moderator to remove your insensitive comment. ;)
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.
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.
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
Cute little girl...beautiful eyes.
Interesting about Poe. What was said how he died prior?
Here is a new’s report of Giese in 2011 graduating from college:
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.
I’ll have to look it up about Poe.
Dunno, is AIDS still a death sentence?
Looks like lots of speculated causes:
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.
Interesting.. I never thought about letting the anti-bodies catching up.
Doc thinking “outside the box”..
Hope the girl is doing well now ;^)
He probably got scared to death.
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