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A young woman was bitten by the dog on vacation: Now she is dead

some months ago there was a Norwegian woman in 20's on a journey in Southeast asia, where she was bitten by a dog. Now the woman died of the deadly viral disease rabies, which is also known as hydrophobia, after she was infected by the dog.

It writes BT on the basis of an article from the Norwegian NRK.

last Thursday was the hospital, where she was treated, knowing that the woman had been bitten by the dog on the journey. Saturday revealed a sample that she had been infected with rabies, a serious viral infection which can be fatal.

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despite the fact that the Norwegian woman received intensive treatment at the hospital in Førde, it was too late, and on Monday night she slept in.

- the Patient died peacefully with immediate family by his side, informs Trine Hunskår Vingsnes, technical director at Helse Førde, to NRK.

the Article continues under the box ...

What is rabies?

" Rabies, or hydrophobia, is known in Denmark as a viral disease which makes dogs, cattle, bats and other animals sick, aggressive, and finally slay them. In Denmark, the disease is recent years only been found in bats, but the disease can affect both animals and humans.

Rabies is caused by a virus, which among other things, eventually attacking the nervous system, and which is excreted in the saliva. When the animal with rabies gets sick, it can find to bite, and people are infected since most often by bites from dogs, bats and monkeys.

Rabies is rightly feared, for when symptoms begin any time after you have been bitten, the disease can not be cured, and ends fatally. Fortunately, rabies is preventable with vaccine. Even if you have already been bitten, there is usually very good opportunities for using the vaccine to prevent development of the disease.

Rabies is due to the virus that eventually attacks and destroys brain tissue. Rabies virus is good at hiding itself to the immune system, so that the body has difficulty even to fight the virus.

When the virus after a bite has come from the muscle nerve paths in the central nervous system, copy the virus itself rapidly and spread to many parts of the brain. Developed an encephalitis, and many of the cns functions. The Virus spread via neural pathways in multiple tissues in the body, among other things, skin, mucous membranes and salivary glands.

Source: Netdoktor

the Woman had along with several others has been traveling in south east Asia, and therefore examines the Norwegian health authorities, though they may also have been infected.

Are you bitten by a dog infected with rabies, do you get the virus, as you can risk to die of.

Rabies is preventable with a vaccine, even if you have already been bitten.

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