Recent reports suggesting Bali's domestic cat population may now be carrying rabies [Does Bali's Rabies Vectors Now Include Cats] has now been officially discounted.
Radar Bali reports that post-mortem tests performed on the body on 13-year-old Kadek Vina Kurniadewi now indicate the child did not die of rabies, but due to an infection of the brain.
The spokesman for the provincial government of Bali, Ketut Teneng, told the press that rabies had been eliminated as the cause of the young girl's death. At the same time, he warned the pulic to continue to exercise caution in bites and scratches resulting from contact with any animal during the current rabies epidemic which no affects all parts of the island.
During the past week, another victim fell prey to rabies with the death of a man for Buleleng, North Bali. The latest victim, Semedi, died as a result of a dog bite suffered three months ago and his failure to seek anti-rabies serum subsequent to that injury.
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