Tourist dies after being bitten by cat with rabies in Morocco

British holidaymaker dies after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco

The victim, a Briton, died after contracting rabies while in Morocco, The Telegraph quoted health officials as saying.

Public Health England (PHE) revealed the news on Monday, and renewed the risk of diseased to travellers heading overseas.

Health workers in Morocco and those close to the victim, who has not yet been named publicly, are being assessed for the disease and offered vaccinations if required.

It is passed on through bites and scratches from an infected animal.

The disease does not circulate in either wild or domestic animals in the United Kingdom, although some species of bats can carry a rabies-like virus.

Commenting on this particular case, Dr Mary Ramsay, Head of Immunisations at PHE said: "This is an important reminder of the precautions people should take when travelling to countries where rabies is present".

People who travel to an area of the world where rabies is common - such as Asia or Africa - are advised to consider vaccination, particularly if they intend to stay for at least a month or if they are planning activities which put them at increased risk of coming into contact with animals with rabies.

Mismanagement of forests to blame for California fires
All Malibu schools in the Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District will remain closed until Wednesday, the district announced. Meanwhile, the acreage for the Hill Fire, which erupted Thursday in the Thousand Oaks area, was estimated at 4,531 acres.

Rabies, which is nearly always fatal once symptoms appear, is an infectious viral disease which affects the brain and central nervous system.

The infection is not found in United Kingdom animals expect in a small number of wild bats. The virus is transmitted to humans through animal bites, and can't spread through physical contact or airborne means in the way that other zoonotic infections can.

The most recent case was in 2012, when a United Kingdom citizen was bitten by a dog in South Asia. It is usually caught from the bite or scratch from an infected animal. The National Travel Health Network and Centre's website TravelHealthPro has information on the risk of rabies on its country information pages.

"After a bite on the foot, there is more time to vaccinate before the virus reaches the brain by traveling along nerve cells, than if one was bitten on the back of the neck". The incubation period between being infected and showing symptoms is between 3 and 12 weeks, depending on the site of the initial infection.

Symptoms include a headache, a temperature of 38C (100.4F) or above, discomfort at the site of the bite and a general feeling of anxiety. Although the disease can be prevented by vaccination, once the illness develops it is nearly always fatal.

But as the disease progresses, there may be hallucinations, respiratory failure, and spasms of the muscles used for swallowing that can make it hard to drink.

Related News:

  • Petta new poster: Rajinikanth, Simran play a happy couple

    Petta new poster: Rajinikanth, Simran play a happy couple

    The former has donned a wig and a pair of glasses with trimmed beard remaining one of the attractions in his new avatar. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Vijay Sethupathi, Sasikumar, Trisha and Malavika Mohanan in prominent roles.
    Victims of California's mega-fire will sue electricity company

    Victims of California's mega-fire will sue electricity company

    More than 7,500 homes and buildings have been destroyed in the Camp Fire and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California . He stayed in Paradise to protect his 92-year-old mother, who is blind and was unwilling to leave.
    Galaxy S10 details begin to spill in color, in specs

    Galaxy S10 details begin to spill in color, in specs

    It supports up to 4K UHD (4096 x 2160 pixels) display resolution and supports LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3 .0/2.1 flash storage. Talking about the CPU, the Exynos 9820 packs 2x 4th gen custom cores, 2x Cortex A75 cores, and 4x Cortex A55 cores.
  • Irish politician holds up thong in parliament in protest

    Irish politician holds up thong in parliament in protest

    Amid increasing media attention, Irish social media users expressed outrage at the remarks in court. "So anything the defendant can do to suggest there was consent will be used", she said.
    Scott to step down from elections board responsible for certifying results

    Scott to step down from elections board responsible for certifying results

    Florida is trying its best to get all recount votes in by Thursday but many issues have arose in the process of getting there. Bill Nelson late last Tuesday, but more than a week later the race remains uncalled by The Associated Press.
    Owner Of Pellegrini's Cafe Sisto Malaspina Named As Bourke Street Attack Victim

    Owner Of Pellegrini's Cafe Sisto Malaspina Named As Bourke Street Attack Victim

    The state funeral for Sisto Malaspina is planned for next week, the details of which are still to come. His love and passion for his customers remained the same for over 40 years.
  • France Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures, dates and kick-off times

    France Rugby World Cup 2019 fixtures, dates and kick-off times

    World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said it nearly felt like the tournament was "coming home" in being awarded to New Zealand. Rugby League's Challenge Cup final is being brought forward five weeks in a bid to boost attendances.
    Texas sneaks into top 15 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

    Texas sneaks into top 15 in latest College Football Playoff rankings

    Despite both teams being ranking inside the top 15, the Orange defeating the Irish on Saturday would still be a humungous upset. Two other Pac-12 teams made the cut Tuesday: Washington moved up to No. 18 in the rankings and Utah to No. 19.
    Pound Surges on the Hopes of a Brexit Breakthrough

    Pound Surges on the Hopes of a Brexit Breakthrough

    Treasuries market, benchmark 10-year notes last rose 13/32 in price to yield 3.1433 percent, from 3.189 percent late on Friday. The dollar was also stronger against the Chinese yuan amid ongoing tensions over USA and China trade and security issues.
  • With Butler in Sixers' mix, Fultz heading to bench

    With Butler in Sixers' mix, Fultz heading to bench

    Trade talks have turned into reality as All-Star Jimmy Butler has been officially traded to the Philadelphia 76ers . Butler's hard-charging style of play will certainly fit well in Philadelphia . "I'm not the most talented guy".
    Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

    Woman beat McDonald's manager over ketchup

    The woman "pushed, punched, and choked" the McDonald's employee, according to the police department in a November 13 news release. He added: "She's the one that committed the crime". 20-25 years old, wearing a pink shirt and gray sweat trousers .
    Microsoft introduces system-wide light theme in Windows 10 19H1

    Microsoft introduces system-wide light theme in Windows 10 19H1

    More than a month after pulling the Windows 10 October Update , build 1809, Microsoft is re-releasing it to the general public. New features in Windows 10 1809 include the Your Phone app, security improvements and upgrades to wireless projection.


Most liked

Unborn baby survives after mother dies in crossbow attack in London
The 35-year-old's husband, Imtiaz Muhammad, said his wife had been shot in front of her five children, aged between one and 17. Sana Muhammad, 35, was eight months pregnant when she was attacked Monday morning in front of her five other children.

Division III Basketball Player Suspended, Barred from Campus After Dirty Play
He took the blow from Platt after releasing a three-pointer - which he drained, according to the box score . A college basketballer studying, no joke, criminal justice has delivered the dirtiest hit of the season.

Prince Charles turns 70: New family photos released
He replied: "I'm not sure, it's rather like indigestion, many happy returns are not quite the same thing as you get older". A wedding gift from Crown Prince Fahd, Diana famously wore the pair after Prince Harry's birth in 1985.

Libyan PM Serraj holds talks with eastern commander Haftar in Palermo, Italy
In a sign of the tensed atmosphere, the Turkish delegation stormed out early, complaining of being excluded from a meeting. Serraj heads the government in the west, which has struggled to exert control beyond the capital Tripoli .

Channing Tatum Gushes Over Rumored Girlfriend Jessie J: 'She Went Off Tonight'
The duo have been linked since early October when they were spotted playing mini golf in Seattle . "Channing really likes Jessie". Channing and his wife Jenna , 37, announced their separation in April, nine years after they married.

Markets brace for Italy's new budget proposal
A report showing Italy is in breach of the EU's debt rules would be another step down the path toward potential financial penalties.

China's stealth fighter steals the show at Airshow China 2018
Sunday also marks the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Air Force. Thrust vector technology uses a nozzle on a jet's exhaust to change its direction.

Google Night Sight debuts for all Pixel phones
The process begins today, but it may take some time before it arrives on all the Pixel smartphones out there in the wild. Night Sight also uses machine learning to adapt to the various lighting situations that might be present.

Fox News backs CNN lawsuit over Jim Acosta's suspended press pass
Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, in an interview at a Yahoo financial summit on Tuesday, said Mr. The White House Correspondents Association has said that it "strongly supports" the suit.

Grim search for more fire victims; 42 dead across California
Here are some of the best satellite pictures of the fires so far. "These are extreme conditions", Osby said. Smoke from the devastating California wildfires has reached MI , but it won't be around for long.

Goldman Sachs bankers 'cheated' Malaysia over 1MDB, Mahathir says
Goldman Sachs stated that it was cooperating with the authorities and could possibly be looking at paying hefty fines. Leissner pleaded guilty and has agreed to pay $43.7 million in restitution of ill-gotten gains.

Rhoden Family murder suspects arrested
Attorney John Clark, who represents the Wagner family, says they look forward to their day in court so they can clear their names. DeWine said at the time that there were children in the house, noting a mother was killed in bed with a 4-day-old infant.

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson lands in Cincinnati
During his two and a half seasons as their head coach, Jackson orchestrated just three wins and had 36 losses and a tie. Jackson will rejoin Marvin Lewis' staff as a special assistant to the longtime Bengals head coach.

US's Bolton says more sanctions likely on Iran
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday his country hopes to work with China on sanctions imposed on Iran. A reactor upgrade promised under the nuclear deal is also continuing with USA acquiescence.

Real Madrid confirm Solari as coach until 2021
Real Madrid have confirmed that defender Sergio Reguilon suffered a hamstring injury in the 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Real Madrid still lie sixth going into the worldwide break but they are only four points behind leaders Barcelona.