Sunday, April 20, 2014

The threat of rabies virus to foreign tourists in Bali

Dog with rabies virus

Rabies has become an epidemic in Bali. Many cases of deaths due to rabies from dog bites are infected with rabies virus.


The threat of rabies virus in Bali began to occur and become epidemic since 2008. Currently it has rabies epidemic in Bali. This condition makes the government oppressed firmly and quickly to reduce deaths from dog bites. Since 2008 until today, many dogs were killed. Dogs are killed stray dogs, unhealthy dogs, dogs threaten human safety.

Outbreaks of rabies dogs in Bali also be a threat to foreign tourists who were vacationing in Bali. Many tourists feel scared when walking in the town and village. The number of unclaimed stray dogs in Bali have a negative impact on the sustainability of tourism in rural areas. Because rural areas have the characteristic of Bali. But to be deterred by dogs that threaten the safety of tourists.

Tourists in Bali not only in tourism centers such as Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Legian. They also exist in the rural areas to enjoy Bali as a whole. But the threat of dogs to tourists tough in the tackle. Several cases of dog bites ever happened to the tourists. Luckily, not dog rabies. If the dog was infected with rabies, it is certain that a tourist was bitten by the dog will die.

Many tourists avoid places that have a large population of dogs. They do not want to take risks. Because lives are at stake, if bitten by a rabid dog. While there are some tourists who love dogs feel sorry for the stray dogs are killed for reasons control the spread of rabies virus.

Many deaths occur as a result of dog bites in Bali. Since the first outbreak in 2008 until today rabies remains troubling the people of Bali. Before the year 2008, as if it never happened deaths from dog bites. However, since the trend races to raise dogs in Bali, rabies appear very quickly.