India: British woman dies from rabies reports World Health Organization

Posted on June 11, 2012 • Filed under: India, Travel News

The unnamed woman contracted the disease as a result of an untreated bite from a dog in India. Her death has prompted the organization to introduce detailed country-by-country advice on pre-travel rabies vaccination, to sit alongside recommendations for yellow fever and malaria protection. In the case of India, for example, it now says: “Rabies: High risk – Pre-exposure immunization [is] recommended for travellers and other people for whom contact with domestic animals, particularly dogs, and other rabies vectors is likely” – advice that is repeated verbatim for almost every other tropical country. Read article

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