Symptoms of rabies in humans
In adults, signs of rabies will usually appear within 2 to 8 weeks of exposure. In rare cases, it can take one year or longer for signs to appear but this depends on where you were bitten, how bad the bite was and the strain of rabies.
Early symptoms of rabies may include:
numbness around the site of a bite
Later symptoms of rabies may include:
itchiness around the site of the bite (even after it’s healed)
fear of air gusts (aerophobia)
fear of water (hydrophobia)
Once symptoms of rabies begin to appear, the disease is almost always fatal.