When we go on holiday, we often want to disconnect and pay less attention than usual. This applies to this British tourist who is approaching a wild cat who was a little too close to the Moroccan holidays and who had come across. On Monday, November 12, he dies with rabies.
Avoid contact with stray animals
This death was announced by the British public health agency Public Health England, which took the opportunity to alert other tourists about the security measures to be followed. "For all travelers from countries affected by rabies, as much as possible avoid contact with dogs, cats and other animals and consult a vaccine before traveling."
Unfortunately, he was not vaccinated by a tourist at the time. "It's important to look for care quickly and get vaccinations, and in that case the person did not receive the vaccine in a timely manner," said Jimmy Whitworth, professor of London Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
There is a vaccine
In the world, a person dies every three minutes in rabies. However, the anti-rabies vaccine exists and patients are treated in 100% of the patients. On World Rabies Day, September 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a video recalling that this vaccine can save lives.
A rabies virus at the end of some animals, such as dogs or cats, is at the tip of the saliva. The transmission of the virus most often occurs during the encoding of the contaminated animal by scratching or licking on the exociated skin or mucous membrane. The transmission from person to person is extremely rare.
The virus is almost always fatal
The virus will affect the nervous system. If left untreated, the patient begins to have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and develop neuropsychiatric disorders, such as anxiety or agitation, after a few days or months after incubation.
Afterwards, the patient gets into the coma to reach the stopping point. This lethal outcome is almost systematic and affected by 59,000 people a year. In 2004, a man survived a young girl. An exceptional case that remains unexplained.
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