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Aug 24, 2010 1:01 PM by Melissa Canone

DHH says Hispanic Field Worker Dies of Rabies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals says a Hispanic field worker died over the weekend of
rabies.
DHH says the unidentified victim was initially taken to a
hospital in New Roads and transferred to New Orleans, where he
later died.
Lisa Faust with DHH tells WAFB-TV that the case is the first
death in Louisiana attributod to rabies in more than 60 years.
The department said it has contacted the victim's co-workers and
tested them.
Health officials are continuing to follow up on their treatment.
DHH said the man contacted rabies in Mexico and brought it to
the U.S.

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