brit dies of rabies after a cat bite in Morocco

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brit dies of rabies after a cat bite in Morocco

Post by yartims » November 12, 2018, 10:23 pm

A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said.

Public Health England said the victim became infected after being bitten by a cat.

PHE issued a reminder to travellers to avoid coming into contact with animals when in rabies-affected countries.

Rabies is not found in wild or domestic animals in the UK, but five Britons became infected between 2000 and 2017 after "animal exposures abroad".

Some species of bats in the UK can carry a rabies-like virus.

According to the World Health Organization, the disease occurs in more than 150 countries and causes tens of thousands of death every year, mainly in Asia and Africa.

It says in up to 99% of cases, domestic dogs are responsible for the transmission of the virus to humans.

The UK government says north African countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are among 139 nations where there is a high risk.
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Re: brit dies of rabies after a cat bite in Morocco

Post by calliet » December 3, 2018, 2:45 pm

Rabies is pressing in other countries where it is not completely eradicated in animals. If you've gotten bitten by an animal, make sure to get anti-rabies shots immediately. Don't even second guess if the animal has rabies or not because sometimes the symptoms of rabies don't show until a few days or even weeks later in the animal.

If you didn't get your anti rabies vaccine and symptoms of rabies start to show, then you are done for! Rabies symptoms showing means you are already in the final stages and will regress from there.

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