Lisa McMurray


Age: 34

adoption manager at the Cats Protection Center who was believed to be the first person in Northern Ireland to have contracted rabies since 1938 after she had traveled to Africa several times over the last couple of years when it was thought she may have been infected with the untreated virus as far back as December 2006 after being bitten or scratched by a rabid dog while working in an animal sanctuary in South Africa, who began to feel unwell only after her last trip in March 2008 and had been hospitalized since the condition was diagnosed last month.

Cause of Death: Rabies

Born: circa 1974

Died: January 6, 2009

Belfast, Northern Ireland