Case report: rapid ante-mortem diagnosis of a human case of rabies imported into the UK from the Philippines.

@article{Smith2003CaseRR,
  title={Case report: rapid ante-mortem diagnosis of a human case of rabies imported into the UK from the Philippines.},
  author={Jemma Smith and L M McElhinney and Graham Parsons and Nicola Brink and Tom Doherty and Dan Agranoff and MaryE. G. Miranda and Anthony R Fooks},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={
          150-5
        }
}
The United Kingdom is free from rabies, with the last human death from indigenous rabies recorded in 1902. However, between 1946 and 2000, 20 deaths were reported in the United Kingdom in people who were bitten and infected while abroad in rabies endemic areas. The rapid diagnosis of suspected human rabies cases influences the use of anti-rabies post-exposure prophylaxis for potential contacts with the victim. In addition, the occurrence of a human rabies case requires urgent investigation to… CONTINUE READING
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