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One hundred people have died in a rabies outbreak on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

One hundred people have died in a rabies outbreak on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

One hundred people have died in a rabies outbreak on Indonesia's resort island of Bali

One hundred people have now been killed in a rabies outbreak on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

A 40-year-old villager died on Thursday night after being admitted to hospital with symptoms of the disease.

Bali is an island of three million people and one of Asia's top tourist destinations. It been grappling with the rabies outbreak for nearly two years.

In a widely criticised move, local officials responded by killing 200,000 stray dogs, saying they could not afford to vaccinate them against rabies.

That situation has changed in recent weeks, with the help of international funds.

Several countries, including the United States and Australia, have issued advice, telling travellers they should get vaccinations and stay clear of dogs roaming the white-sand beaches.

PA