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Rabies confirmed in Northern Ireland

16th December 2008

A case of rabies has been confirmed in Northern Ireland, after tests on a woman were carried out in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

The Eastern Health Board said there was no danger to other patients and there was a "negligible" risk. "There is no documented case of human-to-human transmission of rabies anywhere in the world," the board said.

 

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Article Information

Title: Rabies confirmed in Northern Ireland
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 9588
Date Added: 16th Dec 2008

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