PRO/AH/EDR> Rabies – Tunisia: fatal in spite of post-exposure care

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Rabies — Worldwide/Unknown
The rabies vaccine unexpectedly failed to save the life of a 6-year-old boy in Tunisia who was infected with the deadly virus, even though doctors started treating him the same day a stray dog bit him on the face, according to a new report of his case.
“It’s very rare to have the rabies post-exposure regimen fail, but there are cases where it does fail,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and a doctor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
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