Friday, February 15, 2013

News: Woman's Uncontrollable Sex Drive Caused By Rabies

Link from Hannah.
Woman's Uncontrollable Sex Drive Caused By Rabies

This is a story all about a 28-year-old woman in India who everyone just assumed was a nympho. But then she died. Turned out she had rabies.

Complaining to doctors that she was constantly aroused, often with no stimulation, she was referred to a doctor at the Sri Gokulam Hospital. There, staff discovered that the source of her infection was a small bite from a puppy a few months earlier. She died four days later.

Fear of water caused by paralysis of the swallowing muscles is a relatively well known symptom of the disease but hypersexuality is another under-reported but not uncommon symptom of rabies. This occurs when the rabies causes inflammation in the brain.

Pet vaccination programs have been largely successful in staving off the disease in the U.S. But around the world between 55,000 and 70,000 people die of rabies each year.


  1. Funny, I always figured Tommy Lee Jones was more of a Busch man.

    I wonder if that's a side effect that appears only in people? There wasn't anything sexy about Old Yeller's snarling and drooling.

  2. I love the portrait of the day today, and yes, there is at LEAST one in every family. Some families are blessed (cursed?) with more than one. Haha! :D

    1. You would have to ask my sisters about the blessed or cursed distinction.

    2. I bet they would say blessed. :-)

  3. The Hydrophobe makes you a HO-drophobe?! The more you know.. **rainbows**

  4. Yes, and its a Cronenberg film.



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