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The Dog Days of Bangkok

THAILAND | Thu, 9 Apr 2015 | By wtarmstrong | Views [473] | Comments [2]

I don’t have a lot of insightful things say about Bangkok. Much like Singapore, it wasn’t a sightseeing stop. After weeks spent in Cambodia and Laos and with weeks in Sri Lanka on the immediate horizon, Bangkok was more of a catch your breath ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bali, bangkok, dogs, pets, rabies, strays, thailand

Rabies Alert for Bali

INDONESIA | Mon, 20 Sep 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3876]

Tourists to the Indonesian island of Bali are being warned to stay away from dogs, cats and monkeys because of a rabies epidemic. Since the outbreak began in 2008 more than 100 people (all locals) have died of the disease. Although all survived, ... Read more >

Tags: bali, rabies, travel-alert, travel-health

Travel Immunizations - What You Really Need in South America

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 5 Mar 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [11474] | Comments [1]

No matter what country you're from and how experienced a traveler you are, the bottom line is you probably need to get some immunizations before you do any traveling to developing countries. We asked our adventure friends around the world what ... Read more >

Tags: hepatitis, immunizations, latin america, malaria, rabies, south america, sun burn, travel-health, travel-safety, yellow fever

Monkey Business

THAILAND | Thu, 21 Jan 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3184]

I was on a boat trip around Koh Phi Phi in Thailand. We stopped at Monkey Beach to walk around. My camera was on the ground and a group of monkeys were getting curious about it. As I bent down to pick it up a monkey bit the back of my knee. I ran to ... Read more >

Tags: bite, islands, monkey, rabies, wound

Dirty needles and Ladyboys

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 17 Jun 2008 | By flashorton | Views [1531] | Comments [1]

So after leaving it way too late to get all the jabs I needed, I finally went to the doctor's to get some immunity from life's little biological assassins. Stab! Ow! Typhoid. Stab! Ow! Hepatitis A. Stab! Owwww!! Polio? Hard to focus on what she's ... Read more >

Tags: jabs, ladyboy, needle, nurse, rabies

Rabid dogs in Kampot, Southern Cambodia

CAMBODIA | Tue, 3 Jun 2008 | By jfernandes | Views [2364]

3rd June 2008 Having had a taste of Sihanoukville, Stephen and I travelled further down the coast to a smaller quieter town called Kampot. A charming little town by day which sits beside a river. Stephen and I both sought out a spot by the ... Read more >

Tags: dogs, kampot, rabies

Rabies

INDIA | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3673]

Standing on the street in Mysore, India, I was surprised to find a dog licking an open wound on my leg. Soon after, I heard that the same dog was roaming the streets, crazed and rabid, and had bitten several people. The dog was found dead later in the ... Read more >

Tags: claim, dog, hospitals & health, india, medical, rabies, true claim stories, world nomads

Here’s a tip: never pat a monkey

THAILAND | Thu, 8 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [14504] | Comments [1]

Here's a tip: never pat a monkey, even if it's on a leash: they can be vicious. I was out wandering with a friend on Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan Island, when we ran into a local walking his pet monkey. My friend bent over and patted the monkey and the ... Read more >

Tags: claim, hospitals & health, medical, monkey, rabies, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads

Dog attack

VIETNAM | Wed, 7 May 2008 | By true-claims-stories | Views [2363]

A friend and I were walking along the main road in Sapa, Vietnam, when two dogs attacked us. One bit deeply into my calf so I threw my bag at the dog and fled. How World Nomads helped Treatment in a Hanoi hospital for two days where they administered ... Read more >

Tags: claim, dog, hospitals & health, medical, rabies, true claim stories, vietnam, world nomads

Does that Monkey have rabies?

THAILAND | Wed, 17 May 2006 | By true-claims-stories | Views [5271] | Comments [2]

I was on Had Rinn island in Thailand with a friend just walking around the town and noticed a local person with a monkey on a leash. When asked if we could pat it he said yes. My friend patted the monkey and was allowed to hold it and then I went to pat ... Read more >

Tags: misadventures, rabies, true claim stories

Rabies scare

INDIA | Wed, 6 Apr 2005 | By true-claims-stories | Views [6419] | Comments [8]

While I was in Sarnath, India I was bitten by a puppy that later bit 13 other people and died four days later of rabies. I was bitten on my index finger and wrist. Unfortunately, I didn't find out that the puppy had rabies until I reached Kathmandu the ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, rabies, true claim stories

 

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