Norwegian Woman Dies After Contracting Rabies from a Rescued Puppy

Norwegian Woman Dies After Contracting Rabies from a Rescued Puppy

A young Norwegian woman, while on holiday in the Philippines, rescued a street puppy and took it back to her hotel. Although she sterilized the small cuts it gave her, she came down with rabies. Back in Norway, doctors were unable to diagnose the problem and she later died, not having been vaccinated. This is the first rabies related death in Norway in 200 years.

Mercy Hasselblad
Mercy Hasselblad
marcus aurelius
marcus aurelius 1 year

what a sad story.

Nicholas Thompson
Nicholas Thompson 1 year

Should have gone in and gotten treatment. Rabies is very preventable if you get treated quickly.

Lenwë 1 year

Quite sad, but you can tell she was a good soul.

NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr
NPC#1337 T3H H0nkulAr 1 year

Nuke the puppies from orbit, it’s the only way to make sure.

Mary Woodruff
Mary Woodruff 1 year

More heart than sense.

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Came back from Philippines after doing charity work on remote islands with a severely infected and swollen foot. The infection wasn't responding to antibiotics I was giving in Philippines, so the USA emergency room prescribed antibiotics for anthrax and plague. I got to keep my foot. Fortunately, we were warned about rampant rabies in the local fauna and not to touch them.

AltMiddle 1 year

worth it

Kiryuu_94 1 year

please please get an anti-rabies shot asap if you get bit by an animal.

mem#859×>37[× 1 year

she didn't respect the puppy's personal space

Thanks 1 year

This is a Darwin award candidate for sure. Hers is the first rabies related death in Norway in over 200 years. Their reaction, make vaccination before travel to the Philippines mandatory. 200 years. A better solution would surely be to stay away from stray animals in countries where rabies is common. Even more to the point, get immediate treatment if bitten.

drakethesnake 1 year

If she had a gun she could have shot the bad guy. Phylapineses gun laws are the reason she is dead. This is why Obama shouldn't be president of the socialists in Australia.

Christian Wagner
Christian Wagner 1 year

I received a deep bite from a stray cat in the Philippines a year ago. Glad I received the required rabies shots immediately, even though I hated the shots and they cost me a thousand dollars.

MT144 1 year

poor girl I got bit by a stray dog as a kid and was vaccinated against rabies. fortunately the vaccine is free where I live.

A Fine Witness
A Fine Witness 1 year


michel booltink
michel booltink 1 year

How dumb can someone be. I learned to stay away from animals in foreign places. They can carry many diseases

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 1 year


liberty Ann
liberty Ann 1 year

It was a play bite. The puppy didn't attack her but it's still very sad and I wish she'd gotten vaccinated.

eclipseNF 1 year


mcpimpen 1 year


Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

So they are calling for mandatory rabies vaccination in Norway, because a woman got rabies in the Philippines?

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