Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · The Dog that Came to Stay
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

The Dog that Came to Stay

Bali Remains in State of Rabies Alert, While Health Officials Declare Rabies an Endemic Disease


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, rabies, rabies alert, Bali Health Department, Nyoman Sutedja, SAR, Serum anti-rabies, VAR, vaccine anti-rabies, bites, deaths from rabies
Click Image to Enlarge

(2/19/2012)

Despite a downturn in the number of rabies cases and reports of dog bites, officials in Bali are now denying earlier reports that the level of island-wide alert warning for rabies has been downgraded, insisting that an “extraordinary alert level” for rabies remain in effect.

As reported by The Bali Post, Dr. Nyoman Sutedja, Chief of the Bali Health Service, has termed rabies in Bali, like dengue fever, as an endemic disease on the Island in which each month new cases of dog bite are reported.

“Endemic means that the disease or the agent of infection is continuously found in a specific area or can be said to be an illness that is generally found in a known geographic area,” Dr. Sutedja explained on Monday. February 13, 2012.

In combatting rabies in Bali, the Bali Health service is not only providing anti-rabies vaccine (VAR) but is also striving to provide adequate supplies of anti-rabies serum (SAR). In recent months, SAR has been in short supply in Bali and the Health Service has just given 25 ampoules of SAR to the Sanglah General Hospital in Bali.

Sutedja complained that Bali is not receiving an adequare supply of SAR from Jakarta to meet the demand for the serum from the numerous dog bit victims.

Sutedja said that SAR is now only administered to dog bite victims with wounds in dangerous areas of the body, such as the shoulder and above, or for very serious bites. He also noted that SAR is both expensive and has a short shelf life, meaning it must be used before its expiration date.

Discussing the number of dog bites, Sutedja said the number of reported bites remain high, numbering 54,000 in 2011. This figure, however, declined from the 64,000 bite cases reported in 2010. The number of deaths attributed to rabies fell from 83 in 2010 to only 23 in 2011.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Territorial Dispute
Three Online Taxi Drivers Beaten at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport
(4/23/2017)
Qatar Airways Three Times a Day to Bali
Qatar Airways Launching Third Daily Direct Service Between Doha and Bali
(4/23/2017)
Swinging for Charities
World Cup Charity Golf Tournament at New Kuta Golf Club Saturday, May 20, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Strong Start for Foreign Arrival Figures for 2017
Bali by the Numbers Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Bali Up 25.95% for January-February 2017. Mainland Chinese Visitors Take a Commanding Lead in Bali Tourism.
(4/23/2017)
What? Fore!
Yak Magazine Golf Community Cup – Saturday, April 29, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Statuary Reef
Underwater Monument Garden Erected at Tejakula, North Bali
(4/23/2017)
Bali: Just Too Many Rooms
GIPI Official Says Continuing Oversupply of Rooms Reduces Average Occupancy at Bali Hotels to 35%
(4/23/2017)
For Your Bali Shopping List
5 Things to Buy During a Bali Holiday
(4/23/2017)
Fugitive Criminal Seeking an Escape
Chinese Criminal Attempts Suicide While Awaiting Extradition to China
(4/23/2017)
Kartini Hangs Ten
Female Surfers in Bali Celebrate Kartini Day by Wearing Sarong Kebayas
(4/23/2017)
Telling Bali You’re the Best
TripAdvisor Travels to Bali to Bestow ‘Best Destination’ Award on the Island
(4/22/2017)
Keeping a Closer Eye of Foreign Visitors
Denpasar Cracking Down on Foreigners Not Following the Immigration and Manpower Regulations
(4/21/2017)
All [News]!