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Brita dies of cat biting in Morocco for rabies

11.12.2012. 17.19

Online since yesterday, 17:19

Brita died of rabies in Morocco when the cat got there. Today, the British health service, Public Health England (UK Health Service), has called for travel destinations in Asia and Africa to follow vaccination recommendations. As reported by the press agency, the injured person was caught a few weeks ago, but it was not processed quickly enough.

"In this case, vaccination was not fast enough," said Jimmy Whitworth, Professor of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. For people after the infection with the virus, the symptoms of rabies were "two to three months". "It can only take a week, so it's important to immediately see a doctor and vaccinate yourself," he said.

Rabies attack the nervous system, especially the brain, causing complete paralysis and ultimately death, said Jonathan Ball, a professor of molecular virology at Nottingham University. "There are very effective vaccines, but they should be used before the onset of symptoms," he said.

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