Rabies has been confirmed in the tourist island of Bali in Indonesia and tourists have been warned to avoid all contact with dogs, cats, monkeys and other animals.
The disease is often fatal, so tourists are urged to seek advice on vaccinations before travelling to Bali. The warning from Australian health authorities after a meeting this week between all chief health officers, after information from Bali was discussed by Australia’s Communicable Diseases Network (CDNA).
Bali tourism websites are also posting warnings about the outbreak.
Queensland’s chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young issued a warning this afternoon, informing tourists that Bali has lost its “rabies-free” status. Read the full story