Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Be careful, Buleleng is red zone rabies epidemic

Bali News: When you are in Buleleng, you have to be careful with dogs that are near you. The possibility of the dog rabies virus. Since there are 10 villages in Buleleng declared a red zone rabies.


10 villages in Buleleng declared as a red zone rabies, after being found positive cases of rabies in animals and humans. The village is Gobleg, Munduk, Gesing, Selat, Wanagiri, Tembok, Umajero, Suwug, Sinabun, and Sudaji. Ten villages received serious attention from the Provincial Government of Bali.

If a dog tested positive for rabies in a village, the village is considered epidemic village. Because every stray dog, cruising range can reach up to two kilometers. If a village has been declared the epidemic to the spread of rabies virus, then other villages near the village will be considered a rabies-affected villages. So that every village near a village with rabies, will enter the red zone spread of rabies virus.

Bali is an island with the highest rabies cases in Indonesia. Because Bali is the island with the dog very much. Harpir every home in Bali have one dog. Dogs are considered as a good friend to people. Unfortunately there are a lot of stray dogs in Bali. Stray dogs in Bali is derived from the waste by the owner. Ironically stray dogs in Bali are mostly located on public roads.

Highest rabies epidemic occurred in 2008. At that time there were a lot of people are exposed to rabies Bali. Rabies in Bali has been endemic to remote villages and urban areas. Most outbreaks of rabies in Bali is derived from the wild dogs that bite other dogs and humans.