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Suspect human rabies case in France

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Suspect human rabies case in France: child got infected in Sri Lanka

According to media reports rabies was diagnosed in a ten year old child in France some days ago.

The public health authorities of the department Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Lyon stated last Tuesday that
the boy was bitten by a dog in Sri Lanka in August this year while on vacation with his parents
and is fighting for his life.

All people having had contact with the boy were preventively vaccinated. Many travelers do not know
that canine rabies still is a huge problem in African and Asia causing tens of thousands of human
fatalities each year.

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