A 24-year-old Norwegian girl died last Monday after contracting canine anger. His name was Birgitte Kallestad and in February he went on vacation to the Philippines with friends. When he found a puppy on the roadside during the trip, he couldn't resist. As her family said, Brigitte was a great animal lover so she took him to the resort where she was staying. He raised him, fed him and played with him along with the other guests of the facility.
Like all puppies, while he was playing, the dog nibbled at Brigitte's hands. A detail on which the girl reflected two months later when there were no more doubts for the doctor. The diagnosis was this: anger. The girl became ill two months after returning and died eight days after admission to the hospital where she worked as a nurse.
It is the first rabies-related death in Norway for over 200 years. The government does not make rabies vaccinations mandatory for citizens traveling to the Philippines, but the Kallestad family has now asked to change the law. The disease kills thousands of people every year, especially in Asia and Africa.