My friend and hockey playing rival, Scott Weese (I played goalie, he could score) has gotten the hang of combining pop culture with the topics of interest when writes in his Worms & Germs Blog about former British pop star and I’m a Celebrity-Get Me Out of Here reality TV character Samantha Fox, who was bitten by a rabid cat while vacationing in Thailand. Fox was feeding stray cats near a restaurant and was attacked.
"The treatment for rabies makes you feel sick and horrible, though, really fluey and shaky." Usually, the post-exposure treatment isn’t too bad (I can speak from experience here) and current rabies vaccines tend to have a much lower rate of side effects than older vaccines. Fear of adverse effects shouldn’t be a deterrent to proper treatment of this almost invariably fatal disease.