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This week The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory for anyone traveling to the island of Bali to take precautions against rabies; the disease has been uncomfortably common in the area since December 2008. Specifically the CDC is reminding travelers that the following activities may be risky: Working closely with animals of unknown rabies exposure or…

Though it may be far from many travelers’ minds, rabies poses a lethal threat in most parts of the world.  Today’s travel bulletin addressed the 100th rabies related death in Indonesia.  Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on a fatal case of rabies acquired by a Virginia man in India in 2009. Rabies is rare in…

The death toll from an outbreak of rabies on Indonesia's Bali tourist resort reached 100 on October 15th after a 40-year-old villager died overnight of the disease after he was hospitalized. The outbreak began in 2008, with officials killing some 200,000 stray dogs and vaccinating others against rabies. Several countries have issued travel advisories advising their nationals to be vaccinated…

Although rabies is rare in the U.S., it is still a risk in both rural and urban areas.  A recent New York Times article, Taking the ‘Wild’ in Wildlife Seriously, reminds us that rabies can occur anywhere and is a very real threat to health and safety. Outside the U.S., rabies is even more common.  According to the World Health…

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