A human case of travel-related rabies in Austria, September 2004

Publié le 1 December 2005
Mis à jour le 10 septembre 2019

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. (R.A.)

Auteur : Strauss R, Granz A, Neuhold Wassermann M, Krause R, Bago Z, Revilla Fernandez S, Simon Soria FS, Echevarría JE, Popow Kraupp T, Allerberger F, Schonbauer M, Hrabcik H
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2005, vol. 10, n°. 10-12, p. 225-6