Once Bitten

9-Year-Old Girl from East Bali Dies of Rabies
A nine-year-old girls from Karangasem, East Bali has died in Bali’s Sanglah General Hospital’ Isolation Unit where she had been warded for 2 days, suspected to be suffering from rabies. The child, identified only by the initials NKA, died on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:30 a.m. after presenting with a range of symptoms consistent with rabies – including phobias of water, breezes and light.

At the time of the girl’s death, laboratory tests were underway to confirm the diagnosis of rabies. Those results have yet to be published. Two months prior to her death, the child was bitten by a feral dog but had not taken the life-saving step of seeking anti-rabies vaccination. Rabies left untreated is generally always fatal when clinical symptoms present.

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