Editorial: As Balinese Die, Chaos Lives

Following an announcement by the health authorities that 101 people — all Balinese — had now died of rabies in the past two years, news was uncovered by The Bali Times that in the past three weeks (since World Rabies Day on September 28) some sort of miracle vaccination of the hundreds of thousands of […]

Confusion over Rabies Dog-Vaccination Plan

DENPASAR Dog-vaccination teams have not been seen in many areas of Bali but a top official says almost all of a targeted 400,000 strays have been injected against rabies across the island in a bid to wipe out the killer disease, appearing to contradict other accounts. Putu Sumantra, head of the Animal Husbandry Department, told […]

Island-Wide Dog-Jab Plan Almost Complete, Says Official

DENPASAR Dog-vaccination teams have not been seen in many areas of Bali but a top official says almost all of a targeted 400,000 strays have been injected across the island in a bid to wipe out rabies. Putu Sumantra, head of the Animal Husbandry Department, told The Bali Times on Tuesday that inoculation teams had […]

Bali Tries to Snuff Out Rabies With Mass Vaccination Campaign

DENPASAR A campaign to vaccinate nearly 400,000 dogs in Bali against rabies is under way in the latest bid to eradicate the disease as a threat to the island and its tourism business by 2012. The death toll since the virus was first identified in Bali in late 2008 — following a series of unexplained […]

Foreign Money Buys Bali a Softer Rabies Approach

DENPASAR Bali’s government has signed up to a mass dog vaccination campaign — targeting 400,000 animals — financed by foreign money as part of a new approach to rabies control that also commits the authorities to a “more humane” way of culling stray dogs. Earlier this month Governor I Made Mangku Pastika announced a 560,000-stray […]

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