The nervous system disorder that I decided to do my research over is rabies. What exactly is rabies? Rabies is a disease that dates back all the way to 2000 B.C. Rabies is a dangerous disease that is transferred through the saliva from animals that are infected with the disease after someone or another animal has been bit by the infected animal. There are various animals who can carry the disease with bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks be the more common ones in the United States. On the other in Africa and Southeast Asia the more common animal infected with the rabies disease are stray dogs. The rabies disease is so deadly that whenever symptoms begin to occur in a human or another animal, that person or animal is at a very high risk of not making it. When an infected being contains rabies, inflammation of the brain begins. First, nobody would enjoy knowing they have rabies, so how they know if they have it? Usually whenever symptoms begin to occur when infected with the disease, it can be a little too late to fight against the disease. This is why it’s important to rush to the hospital as soon as your pet or your loved one has been bitten by a wild animal because it’s better to be sure that you don’t have rabies than later discovering that you are at risk of dying. Rabies is very similar to having the flu like symptoms that someone is infected but as days go by the symptoms become worse. The symptoms that can occur with the flu are, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, agitation, anxiety, confusion, hyperactivity, difficulty swallowing, excessive salivation, hydrophobia which is the fear of water due to the difficulty of swallowing, hallucinations, insomnia, and partial paralysis. There are many symptoms to the rabies disease and it’s very dangerous considering that you can totally be unaware that you have the disease because of the flu like symptoms. It’s very important to go to the hospital as soon as one is bit by an unknown animal.Secondly, once you or a loved one have successfully made it to the hospital it’s time for the doctors to perform a diagnosis to confirm if do or don’t have the rabies disease in you. In order to obtain the information that the doctors need in order to see if an animal has rabies, the doctor will need to have tissue from at least two parts of the brain. The two tissues usually come from the cerebellum or the brain stem and are obtained euthanizing the animal and removing brain samples which usually takes a couple of hours. Humans on the other hand have a more complex set of tests. One single test will not be good enough for a human to be diagnosed with rabies. Some of the test will require saliva, serum, spinal fluid, and skin biopsies of hair follicles at the nape of the neck.Next, The good thing is that there are treatments and preventions available so that we can take in order to not get sick or have treat the rabies disease. One great way to not get the disease is to keep up with your dog or cat’s health so not only they won’t get the disease but also reducing the probability of passing it to you. It is also important to report stray animals to the animal shelter so that others as well won’t be harmed a getting rabies. Vaccines can be took to protect you from rabies. For someone who has been infected they will need to go through a series of vaccinations which is usually fourteen days. The vaccination is a fast-acting shot that will prevent you from getting rabies. The injections for rabies are given in the arm. Finally, Rabies is one of the disorders of the nervous system and is very fatal. With the preventions that we can take and the treatments, rabies can be something less to worry about.