Thursday, April 17, 2014

About rabies virus in Bali

About rabies virus in Bali
The spread of the rabies virus in Bali increasingly worrisome. In fact, the number of dogs in Bali were infected with the rabies virus is less than 0.1%, or about 400 dogs, of the estimated dog population in Bali is reached 500000. Very little but has a great impact on the citizens. Like disease in humans, the number of recorded dog rabies is smaller than the actual. Like the iceberg phenomenon, which recorded very little, but the dog rabies very much.

The spread of the rabies virus in Bali as very fast. Initially only six villages in three districts in 2008, rabies cases increased to 43 villages in 22 districts in 2009, but data was only recorded where the spread of rabies. In 2010 increased to 239 villages in 51 districts. Bali pick the 385 villages and 55 districts, thus more than 92 percent of the districts that have been exposed to rabies.

Cases of rabies in Bali was first noticed on 23 November 2008, and two days later found two people dead from rabies. Based on the data, rabies in Bali in 2008 amounted to 21993 cases, and 122 people die from rabies. In 2009 rabies cases increased to 45466 cases, 195 people died, and 2010 to 45073 cases with 152 dead.

The government imposed a three-step reduction of rabies in Bali. Vaccinate the dogs, doing elimination or kill a dog that tested positive for rabies, and provide socialization of rabies, to the people of Bali.

Residents of Bali is like a dog. Dogs have become friends and complement the lives of the people of Bali. If they do not keep a dog, the house was quiet. Dogs maintained to keep the house and a friend play. However, many dogs are not properly maintained. Not fed regularly, so the dog had to go out looking for food, dogs are susceptible to illnesses resulting from contact with the wild dogs. From there the spread of rabies virus occurs.

Habits of residents of Bali to the streets throwing puppies also be the cause of the rapid spread of the virus of rabies in Bali. A puppy that is not expected to be abandoned by their owners, are vulnerable to rabies than wild dogs.