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October 20, 2011

Rabies and Recovery

More than 50,000 people die from rabies each year. Jeanna Giese is the first person known to get a full-blown case of rabies and survive. Jeanna was bitten by a bat when she was 15 and did not get the vaccine; weeks later she became very ill. Thanks to some quick thinking at the hospital, Jeanna’s case has become one that medical professionals now study. Ann Giese, Jeanna's mother, joins the conversation.


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