Farmer with rabies in critical condition

2012-05-18 10:09
Durban - A young farmer from Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal is fighting for his life after he was infected with rabies.

Beeld reported that Graeme Anderson, 29, was placed in a medical coma by doctors after coming into contact with a rabid dog seven weeks ago.

A family friend said Anderson had picked up a stray dog and had taken him home. The dog fell ill and died soon afterwards.

Anderson later fell ill and was diagnosed with sinusitis but his condition worsened and he had to be admitted to hospital.

Rabies cannot be cured so doctors are hoping that his body will successfully fight off the disease.

There had apparently been an outbreak of rabies this year in the Winterton/Bergville region.

- News24
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