Tuesday , May 17 2022

Briton died rabies – vaccination too late


The man had been waiting a few weeks for medical treatment – now succumbed to the consequences of the treatable disease. Health authorities require vaccinations.

A British died there from a rabies in Morocco after being bitten by a cat. This was urged by the UK public health official on Monday to comply with vaccination recommendations, especially for those traveling with destinations in Asia and Africa. According to the press agency press agency, the affected man was bitten a few weeks ago, but he was not treated fast enough.

"In this case, the vaccine was not fast enough," said Jimmy Whitworth, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In humans, the symptoms of rabies were "two to three months" after exposure to the virus. . It can only take a week, so it is important to immediately see a doctor and instill yourself, "he said.

"Very effective vaccines"

Kudret, Professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Nottingham, told Jonathan Ball, the brain attack, especially the nervous system, which leads to paralysis and ultimately death. ”There are many effective vaccines, but they should be used before symptoms occur,“ he said.

According to the health authority, the last case of rabies in the United Kingdom was recorded in Scotland in 2002, when a man was bitten several times by an infected bat. Five British people were infected with rabies after "contacting an infected animal abroad" in 2000.

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