A British died of rage in Morocco after being bitten by a cat there. The British Public Health Health Service announced that travelers with destinations in Asia and Africa specifically required vaccination recommendations.
The news agency Association Press reported that the affected man was bitten several weeks ago, but it was not treated fast enough.
"In this case, the vaccination was not fast enough," said Jimmy Whitworth, a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In humans, the symptoms of rabies were "two to three months" after exposure to the virus. "It can only take a week, so it's important to see the doctor immediately and have vaccinated."
According to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, treatment should be done immediately after a bite.
Anger attacks the nervous system, especially the brain, which leads to complete paralysis and, finally, to death, said Jonathan Ball, professor of Molecular Virology at the University of Nottingham. "There are very effective vaccines, but they must be used before the symptoms appear."
According to the health authority, the last case of rage in the United Kingdom was registered in Scotland in 2002, when a man had been bitten several times by an infected bat. Five British fell ill with rage between 2000 and 2017 after "getting in touch with an animal infected abroad".