Rabies - Bulletin - Europe

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US citizen dies after being bitten by a dog in India

Friday, January 18, 2019

Rabies has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an 65-year-old American
woman who died in 2017 contracted rabies from a puppy bite in India. Six weeks after return the US,
clinical presentation caused misdiagnosis by physicians at the time. Later it was found out that the biting
wound was only washed with water, but no vaccine or immunoglobulins were administered.

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