Indonesia to vaccinate 400,000 dogs against rabies on Bali Island

Associated Press

Indonesia will vaccinate 400,000 dogs against rabies on the resort island of Bali, officials said Tuesday, as they cranked up efforts to wipe out an epidemic that has killed dozens of people.

Local authorities — who have been overwhelmed with reports of dog bites — came under heavy criticism earlier this year after they started killing stray dogs by the tens of thousands.

They said they could not afford mass vaccinations recommended by the World Health Organization and others.

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