Public Health England yesterday reported the death from rabies of a British traveller, who had been bitten by a cat in Morocco.
The previous British traveller to die from rabies was in 2012, following a dog bite in South Asia.
Rabies has the highest case fatality rate of any infectious disease (nearly 100%). Pre-exposure rabies vaccination
is the most effective vaccine ever developed (100%) and should therefore be considered a good lifetime investment for travellers to most countries in the world.