Human Cases of Rabies Update – Bali

Since the outbreak of Rabies in Bali in 2010 and the subsequent vaccination campaign Health Agencies in Bali are aiming for the island to be rabies free by 2015. A mass animal vaccine programme commenced in 2010 following the outbreak, and reports of both animal and human cases of rabies has reduced.

Recent Rabies Cases in Bali

However, recently in December 2013, there have been reports of a human death from the disease as well as over 30 cases of animal rabies in just one month.  The Bali Health Agency report there is stock of rabies vaccine but it is being reserved for more high risk cases. Although the situation is improving, travellers should consider vaccination before travel to Bali and follow post exposure procedures in the case of exposure.