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    Rabies Brit No2: New bite victim fear as gran battles for life

    NewsUK Dog NewsFriday 25 May 2012
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    Docs are awaiting test results on the patient,believed to be from Leeds.

    The suspected case — confirmed last night by the Health Protection Agency — follows that of a gran in her 50s who is fighting for life in a London hospital after being bitten by a puppy in India.

    The two cases of the killer disease are not thought to be linked. The second victim — now in hospital — may have been bitten by a dog in Pakistan.

    The Sun revealed yesterday how the gran was sent home THREE times by docs who failed to realise she had rabies.

    A probe has been launched by the Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, which she visited twice.

    The victim remains critically ill at London’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases. A source said: “The family has been told it is unlikely she will survive.”

    Twenty people who came into contact with her — including six relatives — have been vaccinated against the illness.

    There have been eight rabies scares in the UK this year but the gran’s is the only confirmed case.

    Source: The Sun

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