Let's see if this can stimulate some discussion:
Firstly what is the likelyhood of transmission of rabies through for
example a cat scatch as opposed to a bite.
Secondly to what extent has rabies been eradicated from Western Europe.
I would be particularly interested in any figures concerning the Benelux
Although these questions arise from a scratch received from an abandoned
or feral kitten (~6-8 weeks old) on a recent trip to Maastricht, I am
aware that the net is no place for medical advice and or diagnostics and
am not seeking either. I ask out of interest aroused from the incident.
My reply address has been spam proofed, see below for the real address
Rob Brooksbank The Sanger Centre
email: rab at sanger.ac.uk Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
phone: (01223) 494949 Hinxton
fax: (01223) 494919 Cambs
http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Users/rab/ CB10 1SA