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Rabies Toll Climbs

Second Rabies Death Reported in Bali for May 2012

(5/13/2012) Rabies has claimed another victim in Bali, I Ketut Kerta (65), a resident of Abianbase village in Gianyar died on Friday, May 11, 2012, several hours after being admitted to the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar.

Dr. Ken Wirasandhi, the head of the Rabies Treatment Team at the hospital, confirmed to Radar Bali that a patient had been transferred from Gianyar exhibiting the clinical symptoms for rabies.

Further details on a past history of a dog bite remain sketchy,

The latest death comes only 11 days after the death of a 44-year-old woman from Karangasem died on May 1, 2012.

More than 132 people have died due to suspected rabies infections since 2010.

[New Rabies Death Reported in Bali]