People often consider a high sex drive to be a signal of good health, but according to doctors, if you have a sudden and unrelenting sexual desire that’s out of the norm, it may be rabies. Although rabies rates have dropped from 100 per year at the turn of the century down to 2 or 3 a year by the late 1990′s, this is not the case in other parts of the world. As more and more people are traveling to places like India and Africa, the danger of rabies is once again on the rise.
Why is a high sex drive a symptom of rabies?
Although the most famous symptom of rabies is a fear of water (this fear is actually due to the fact that the rabies virus paralyzing the swallowing muscles in the throat). Sometimes rabies sometimes first shows up as unexplained hypersexuality, caused by the virus inflaming the brain. Unfortunately, by the time this symptom shows up, the disease is incurable.
Rabies outbreaks outside of America are epidemic!
Around the world, between 55,000 and 70,000 people die of rabies each year. That’s someone every eight minutes!
How to prevent and treat rabies…
First off, research the area of the world you’re traveling to. Check out the rabies statistics for that area. Do not pet or play with animals unless you know for sure they’ve had a rabies vaccine. Always avoid dogs while traveling as they account for 99% of all rabies infections.
If you are bitten, licked or scratched by any animal, including birds, cats, dogs, monkeys or bats, wash out the wound with soap and water for around ten minutes then go to the doctor or hospital IMMEDIATELY. The faster you get help the better. After rabies reaches a certain point (when you start having any symptoms) it is incurable and fatal.
Rabies can be sexually transmitted!
This is just another reason to have safe sex and to know your partners, because rabies is transmitted via saliva and bodily fluids it is possible to catch it from human to human sexual contact. A high sex drive is a good thing, if it’s natural, but if it’s sudden and strong, go see a doctor, just in case.