June 18, 2012
-- An alert was issued late today for Brazilian citizens after a man in Santos tested positive for Lyssavirus Quas Paramyxoviridae or LQP-79. The virus was detected after the man (identity withheld) checked into a local hospital for complaints of headaches, extreme thirst and fatigue. To identify the cause of the symptoms, blood work was immediately conducted and processed. After the detection of the virus, the man was taken off-site and quarantined. After quarantined, the man was interviewed to gain some insight into how the infection occurred.
Reports state that the night before checking into the hospital, the man was involved in a scuffle near Praia Grade with two random people. During the fight, the man stated that besides being punched and kicked repeatedly, he was scratched and bitten. An hour after the interview, the man became lethargic, confused about his location, and severely fatigued. Behavioral symptoms reportedly progressed rapidly into aggravation, hostility and irrational anger. Officials stated that the man broke through restraints and when vqzai staff and government security were unable to confine him to the containment area, he was immediately shot by security personnel. The man was pronounced dead at 10:49pm local. Sometime during the confusion shortly after the shooting, the man reportedly got back up and attempted to attack a doctor when he was shot again.
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