British traveller dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

NOV 13, 2018

British traveller dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

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.

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