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A 30-year-old patient (in Phu Tho) entered the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on December 21, 2022 in a state of panic and anxiety.

A canine suspected of being rabid that had been exhibiting signs of restlessness, and overall uncharacteristic aggressive behavior, which are two symptoms of rabies.

Through taking the history, the patient said that about 3-4 months ago, the patient was bitten by a strange dog. The patient then beat the dog to death and ate it. The patient also did not go for antiserum injections.

Two days before admission, the patient appeared tired, excited, afraid of water, afraid of cold wind, did not shower,headache and shoulder pain. At that time, the patient went to a private clinic but did not get better.

At 10 am on December 21, 2022, the patient went to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases for examination, was diagnosed and tested for rabies virus with positive results. The patient was transferred to the Emergency Department.

By 6:15 p.m. on the same day, the patient was panicking, excited, and the patient’s fear of water and wind increased gradually. When the doctor explained the prognosis of death, the family asked the patient to go home.