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Rabies warning sign at the South Dock.

Rabies warning sign at the South Dock.
Rabies warning sign at the South Dock.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H6657
Description: Although most of the major contagious diseases of the past have been conquered, ports could still act as points of entry for diseases from elsewhere. Rabies (or hydrophobia), a serious disease that attacks animals but also occasionally humans, is one disease that Britain is anxious to keep out. This warning sign, from the South Dock in Rotherhithe, illustrates the determination to prevent rabies from entering Britain.
Creator: Simon Niziol
Date: 2004
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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