Lewis was exploring Brazil when he was attacked by a feral dog. Stray dogs can carry a wide range of infections, that when transmitted to humans can cause serious health conditions. Lewis loved dogs, and he felt quite safe when he walked close to a pack on a quiet street. Unfortunately, these dogs weren’t pets and Lewis was chased and bitten on the hand. Worried by his injury, Lewis visited a doctor and was advised to receive rabies treatment. Distrusting of the local facilities, Lewis decided to fly back to Australia to complete the treatment. When Lewis contacted his travel insurer he was advised that, because his treatment was carried out in Australia, he would be reimbursed by Medicare or his private health insurance. His travel insurer also advised Lewis that they could have helped him to find a good hospital in Brazil, so he could have completed his treatment quicker.