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Rabies case confirmed in UK

Publié par Clifford Armion le 24/05/2012

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A case of rabies has been confirmed in the UK, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said on Wednesday. The potentially fatal disease was confirmed in a patient from London who was bitten by a dog in south Asia.

The patient, whose age and gender were not given, is receiving hospital treatment and all relevant contacts have been followed up, the HPA said.

Dr Brian McCloskey, director of the HPA for London, said: "It is important to stress that there is no risk to the general public as a result of this case or to patients and visitors at the hospital where the patient is receiving treatment.
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"Rabies case confirmed in UK", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 13/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/rabies-case-confirmed-in-uk