Don't feed the monkeys

Travellers should understand the importance of avoiding potentially rabid mammals and what to do if exposed.

Travellers should understand the importance of avoiding potentially rabid mammals and what to do if exposed.

How to ruin a holiday, lesson one. You plan a trip to Bali with the family and visit one of the monkey temples.

You allow one of the kids to hold out a banana to a group of non-human primates.

In the ensuing competition among monkeys to get the food, your 11-year-old child gets a bite on the hand that draws blood.

Your child has not had rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis (PreP) through rabies vaccination.

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