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Rabies in Bali

At one point Bali was known to be completely Rabies free despite all of the wild dogs running around.  Within the past couple of years however there have been Rabies outbreaks that have tarnished Bali’s Rabies-free image.

Many tactics have been introduced to try and control the spread of Rabies, with some of them being helpful, some of them not and some being just plain controversial.  One of the problems that exists is that since Rabies is still a new disease in Bali, it is largely misunderstood by the majority of local Balinese, both in its severity and in its treatment.