1887
Rapid communications Open Access
Like 0

Abstract

As highlighted in the above article by a multidisciplinary investigation team from France, there have been previous reports of dogs being illegally introduced to France and subsequently identified with rabies infection. No human cases related to these events have been identified to date. Although exposure to rabies from animals in the European Union (EU) remains a rare event, in the absence of post-exposure prophylaxis before symptoms rabies is invariably a deadly infection in humans. The French authorities have implemented extensive measures, including the tracing of humans and animals possibly in contact with the suspected rabid dogs, and awareness of the event has been relayed to the general public through the media in order to assist in identifying other possible human or animal contacts.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/10.2807/ese.13.11.08067-en
2008-03-13
2017-11-20
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/10.2807/ese.13.11.08067-en
Loading
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

/deliver/fulltext/eurosurveillance/13/11/art08067-en.htm?itemId=/content/10.2807/ese.13.11.08067-en&mimeType=html&fmt=ahah
Comment has been disabled for this content
Submit comment
Close
Comment moderation successfully completed
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error