Last fall, a 44-year-old man from #Italy was bitten on his right hand by an aggressive dog on the Island of Zanzibar, Tanzania.
The man did not receive any #rabies vaccine before travelling. He got a rabies vaccine shortly after exposure, but no immunoglobulin, as it was not available.
He died from rabies after a 42 day hospital stay.
Joining me to talk about rabies and advice for travelers to high risk countries is Jonas Nilsen, MD. Dr Nilsen is a travel vaccination specialist and cofounder of Practio— a startup making high quality healthcare accessible for everyone. They do this by providing a technology platform that enables pharmacies to work as local healthcare hubs.
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