Rabies - Bulletin - Europe

Rabies Information System of the WHO

Three imported human rabies cases reported from Europe within the last three months

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

As of 5 December 2019, after 16 years of absence, a human case was reported from Latvia. The infection
is likely to have been acquired during a visit to Asia. Another human rabies happened to occur in
November this year in Italy, where a man died after being exposed to a suspect rabid dogs during a
on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. As of 10 December there seems to have been a new report of a
human rabies in Spain case ex Morocco. These tragic human case fatalities underline the need of travel
advice relating to rabies.

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