Girl Beats Rabies, No Vaccine Without the help of a vaccine, doctors save a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who contracted rabies when a bat bit her at church. The treatment involved putting her into a coma; now conscious, she appears to have no signs of the virus. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
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Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

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Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

Breakthrough Treatment Helps Girl Survive Rabies

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Without the help of a vaccine, doctors save a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who contracted rabies when a bat bit her at church. The treatment involved putting her into a coma; now conscious, she appears to have no signs of the virus. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Rodney Willoughby of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.