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Rabies in France

The Public Health Directorate has issued new advice to holidaymakers heading for France this summer.

The country has just declared it has lost its 'rabies-free' status after confirming a case in a dog there.

The DHSS says there is now a risk of contracting the disease from dog bites in Gers, Seinne-et-Marne and Calvados.

Anybody sustaining a dog bite in France should seek urgent medical attention before symptoms present. If you’ve visited France recently and have concerns, you can contact Public Health on 642688.

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