An investigation is under way into how a woman suffering from rabies was reportedly turned away from a hospital Emergency Department.
The Health Protection Agency has confirmed a case of the potentially fatal disease in a patient bitten by a dog in South Asia.
The woman, believed to be a Grandmother in her 50s, is now being treated at London's Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
In a statement Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust said:
"If a patient does present at hospital with vague symptoms a doctor is unlikely to consider rabies as a diagnosis unless the patient highlights wild animal contact in an at risk country. The hospital responded to the information supplied by the patient at the time."
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