ABOUT RABIES

Rabies is prevalent in Bali. It is a precaution that Volunteers wishing to work with our dogs acquire the Rabies Vaccine.Volunteers will be required to sign a contract that stipulates they are aware of the risks of working with our dogs even if they do not have the vaccine.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT RABIES SITUATION IN BALI?

An outbreak of rabies in dogs has been ongoing in Bali, Indonesia, since November 2008. As of April 13, 2013, more than 130 people have died from rabies in Bali since the outbreak began. Human and animal rabies cases have been confirmed near popular tourist destinations throughout the island. Efforts, including vaccinating dogs for rabies, have been made to control the outbreak. These efforts appear to be helping to manage the outbreak on the island.(Source: The Global Alliance for Rabies Control).

WHAT IS RABIES?

Rabies is a rapidly progressing virus that causes death. It is almost always spread by an animal bite but can also be spread when a rabid animal’s saliva gets directly into the eyes, nose, mouth, or broken skin. The primary sources of human infection worldwide are dogs and certain wildlife species, such as foxes, raccoons, mongooses, and bats.How can Travelers Protect themselves?

CONSIDER A RABIES VACCINE