Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A Taiwanese tourist returning from Bali has received follow-up treatment for
rabies after she was bitten by a dog and later confirmed to have been infected with the virus on the Indonesian resort island, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
The CDC’s Lo Yi-chun said the 31-year-old tourist traveled to Bali on Oct. 11 and was chased and bitten by dogs at the Tanah Lot temple, resulting in wounds to her left calf and ankle that required 30 stitches. SHe also received a tetanus shot, a fast-acting rabies immunoglobulin and the first of a series of rabies vaccines, as well as antibiotic shots and oral medicines while in Bali, Lo said.
After the tourist returned to Taiwan on Oct. 16, the CDC guided her to the disease inspection and quarantine station at the airport to prepare her for the next round in the series of rabies vaccines. The patient has been hospitalized and remains under observation. [FULL STORY]