Would a quick dose of garlic pearls keep Count Dracula at bay?

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If vampires are repelled by garlic, could potential victims protect themselves by taking a quick handful of garlic pearls before the bite? If they were nevertheless bitten, would their garlic-loaded blood poison the vampire?

Marta Williams, Birmingham

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