Literally, an irrational fear of water, to drink or to swim in. Someone who is scared of the water is hydrophobic. A term once commonly used for rabies because in the later stages of that disease, the animal (or person) has difficulty swallowing and so fears a drink of water.
- Pain areas: in the muscles
- Whole body: dizziness, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, or malaise
- Psychological: delirium, fear, or hallucination
- Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting
- Muscular: muscle spasms or paralysis with weak muscles
- Sensory: pins and needles or sensitivity to light
- Behavioural: aggression or irritability
- Also common: anxiety, brain death, coma, difficulty swallowing, dilated pupil, drooling, excess salivation, headache, mental confusion, seizures, or stiff neck
Transmitted through animal’s bite which are already affected by the deadly rabis virus.