A symptom is what the patient feels and can describe, and a sign is something that other people, for example, a doctor, can notice. For example, drowsiness may be a symptom, and dilated pupils may be a sign.
The period from the moment of infection with rabies to the onset of the first symptoms (incubation period) can take from four to eight weeks, and sometimes more than a year. The further the bite from the head, the longer the incubation period. Continue reading