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A human case of travel-related rabies in Austria, September 2004
Strauss, R | Gränz, A | Wassermann-Neuhold, M | Krause, R | Bago, Z | Revilla-Fernández, S | Simon-Soria, Fernando ISCIII | Echevarria, Juan Emilio ISCIII | Popow-Kraupp, T | Allerberger, F | Schönbauer, M | Hrabcik, H
Euro Surveill. 2005 Nov;10(11):11-12.
A young male Austrian tourist, aged 23 years and unvaccinated against rabies, was bitten by a dog in Morocco in July 2004. One month later he was hospitalised in Ceuta with symptoms compatible with rabies. He died on 23 September in an Austrian hospital after a diagnosis of rabies was confirmed by FAT, IHC and RT-PCR (including sequencing) of the neck skin and the RT-PCR (including sequencing) of the pharyngeal swab. This Austrian case of laboratory confirmed rabies highlights the urgent need for reinforcement of the international recommendations for travel vaccinations.
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