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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ktee, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Ktee

    Ktee Administrator

    Please, please, please can I ask that you all pray for this little boy, he is going to need all the prayers we can offer.[​IMG]

    The boy was bitten or scratched by a bat two months ago in north Queensland, and became ill three weeks ago.
    This morning Queensland Health's chief health officer, Jeannette Young, told a media conference the boy is critically ill but is in a stable condition.
    Dr Young says the boy is in a coma with encephalitis type symptoms.
    "This is an extraordinarily difficult and distressing time for the family and I really do ask that you take that into consideration," she said.
    Dr Young says as a precaution, post-exposure drugs have been given to the family and those who have been in close contact with the boy.
    Australian bat lyssavirus, which is closely related but not identical to the rabies virus, was first discovered in 1996.
    It is only the third confirmed case of Australian bat Lyssavirus, with the previous two being fatal.
    One was a woman who was bitten on the finger while trying to remove a flying fox from a child.
    The other was an animal carer.
    There is no treatment for bat lyssavirus, which results in paralysis, delirium, convulsions and death.
    Queensland Health says the best protection is to avoid handling flying foxes, and if bitten, seek immediate medical attention.
     

  2. Love Shoes

    Love Shoes Super Moderator

    Poor little boy
    Feel for him and his family, God bless x
     
  3. tink

    tink New Member

    .........thoughts and prayers for him and his family...................
    ..........and be careful peeps around them................we had one who had decided to hang .............
    ..........in the collapsed outdoor umbrella..................when I opened it up............I don't know who was more shocked......
    ..........luckily it flew away from me...............as I had the dogs with me..............so take care.............
     

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