Britain died after a bite of a cat while on a trip to Morocco, British health officials said in a statement November 12, 2018. Between 2000 and 2017, five of his compatriots contacted animals and then rabies abroad.
Public Health UK recalls vaccine concerns.
"Rabies is common in some parts of the world, especially in Asia and Africa, I recalled the agency. Every traveler in a rabies country should avoid contact with dogs, cats and other animals whenever possible. They should seek advice on the need for vaccination before traveling.".
She recalls that it is appropriate to wash the wound with water and soap if someone bites the animal at risk. Medical consultation should be done without delay. "After exposure, rabies treatment should begin as soon as possible after bite. It is sometimes composed of multiple injections of vaccine along with serum therapy. Currently, vaccines are very effective and well tolerated."Said Institut Pasteur on its website.
Very rare in Western Europe
According to the World Animal Health Agency, about 60,000 people still die from rabies, but not in Western Europe. "Rabies cases are rare in England. Since 1902, there has been no reported case of transmission by animals other than bat.According to the Pasteur Institute in France, since 1924, no human rabies has been found in France in the metropolitan territories.
However, one case was reported in Guyana in 2008 and several cases found in France were found in France. "The last patient in France died of rabies. (10 years old in Lyon, Ed) He was diagnosed in October 2017 after his first clinical symptoms were announced after a long stay in Sri Lanka.Unlike other diseases, the institute said it provided healthcare with all the tools it needs to combat mad cow disease.