publication . Article . 2011

Persepsi Masyarakat Terhadap Penyakit Rabies

Retna Siwi Padmawati, I Made Kerta Duana Nida Ul Hasanat;
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  • Published: 10 Sep 2011 Journal: Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat (issn: 0215-1936, eissn: 0215-1936, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Berita Kedokteran Masyarakat
Abstract
Background: Rabies is a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in warm-blooded animals, and human. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. Rabies in Bali was firstly discovered in Badung District. Rabies was transferred by dog bite. Bali has enourmous dog population, the number reach approximately 540.000 animals or about 96 animals per square kilometer. Meanwhile, domesticated dog population only about 30 percent, the rest is wild dog that live on the street. Rabies in Bali need to be considered by all parties to change the mindset and the behaviour of keeping dog ...
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