Rabies in Bali, Indonesia

by Wayne Ghesquiere on November 24, 2011

An outbreak of rabies in dogs has been ongoing in Bali, Indonesia, since November 2008. As of November 1, 2011, more than 100 people have died from rabies in Bali since the outbreak began. Human and animal rabies cases have been confirmed near popular tourist destinations throughout the island. Despite systematic efforts to control rabies in dogs, the outbreak is continuing on the island.  GeoSentinel data indicate that the number of requests for rabies postexposure prophylaxis has increased among travelers returning from Bali since May 2008.  

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