The Bali provincial Livestock and Animal Health Service have recorded 36 confirmed cases of rabies among dogs in Bali
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, Dr. Nata Kesumadrh Nata Kesuma said on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, “The data on dogs testing positive for rabies between January – May 2014 is 36 animals.”
The 36 infected animals can be broken down further as to geographic location: Buleleng (11), Jembrana (10), Gianyar 5, Klungkung (4), Tabanan (3), Karangasem (2) and Bangli (1).
There were no confirmed cases of rabies during the same period recorded for Denpasar and Badung in the south of the Island where most tourist resorts are located.
The greatest number of cases were reported in April with 14 cases. The month of May saw 6 new cases of rabies reported to provincial animal health authorities.
Kesuma said the symptoms to look for in dogs suspected of suffering from rabies are hyper-salvation or drooling. Community members were also warned to watch for quiet dogs that suddenly become aggressive, or frightened of water or light.
Bali recorded its firs case of rabies in November 2008 in the village of Pecatu, Badung, South Bali.
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