On dogs, people, and a rabies epidemic: results from a sociocultural study in Bali, Indonesia

  title={On dogs, people, and a rabies epidemic: results from a sociocultural study in Bali, Indonesia},
  author={Maria Digna Winda Widyastuti and Kevin Louis Bardosh and ᅟ Sunandar and Chaerul Basri and Edi Basuno and Andri Jatikusumah and Riana A. Arief and Anak Agung Gde Putra and A. Rukmantara and Agnes T. S. Estoepangestie and Iwan Willyanto and I. K. G. Natakesuma and I Putu Sumantra and Delia Grace and Fred Unger and Jeff Gilbert},
  booktitle={Infectious diseases of poverty},
BACKGROUND Previously free of rabies, Bali experienced an outbreak in 2008, which has since caused a large number of human fatalities. In response, both mass dog culling and vaccination have been implemented. In order to assess potential community-driven interventions for optimizing rabies control, we conducted a study exploring the relationship between dogs, rabies, and the Balinese community. The objectives of this study were to: i) understand the human-dog relationship in Bali; ii) explore… CONTINUE READING
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