A British grandmother who is seriously ill with rabies was sent home three times by her GP and a hospital before her illness was diagnosed. The victim, in her 50s, was bitten by a puppy while on holiday in India with her husband.She contracted the illness two months ago but only developed symptoms within the last fortnight.According to The Sun, the woman, who lives in London, went to her GP once and the A&E department of Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, twice over four days.
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