Monday, August 02, 2010

Rabid Dogs Kill 78 in Holiday Hotspot

BALI, Indonesia - A rabies epidemic has gripped Bali, an island of 3 million people and one of Asia’s top tourist destinations. Seventy-eight deaths have officially been logged in the past two years and many other deaths have likely gone unreported. The Indonesian government says it’s overwhelmed, with more than 30,000 dog bites reported in just the first half of this year across Bali. In a highly criticized move, officials killed about 200,000 dogs, instead of initially conducting mass vaccinations as recommended by the World Health Organization.---...More

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