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Bali Report First Rabies Death of 2012

Komang Budiada of Kintamani Dies at Singaraja General Hospital Marking First Rabies Fatality for Bali in 2012

(1/30/2012) The death of a Komang Budiada, a 24-year-old man from Bangli at the Singaraja General Hospital in North Bali is recorded as the first rabies death in Bali for 2012.

The National News Agency Antara, quoted Nyoman Pasek Sukerman, the spokesman for the hospital, saying, "He appears to the the first rabies patient to die this year."

Meanwhile, the Assistant-Director of services for the Hospital, Dr. Luh Widiasturi, confirmed that the man, who came from the village of Satra in the Kintamanu area of Bali, died at 3:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012.

Although rabies is suspected as the cause of death, formal verification of that fact awaits confirmation from Denpasar where blood samples from the man are being examined.