Australian 7-month-old fights for life after contracting pneumonia in Bali, parents raise funds for medevac

A seven-month-old baby is fighting for her life at a hospital in Bali after contracting pneumonia. The parents of the baby, Almeera, have turned to crowdfunding in the hopes of raising enough money to medevac her to Australia’s Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth. Almeera’s father, Daniel, is Australian and her mother, Sonia, is ...

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Kiwi gets eye infection as souvenir after dunking head in Bali holy water, almost lost sight in one eye

Kiwi gets eye infection as souvenir after dunking head in Bali holy water, almost lost sight in one eye

A kiwi has returned from holiday in Bali with a very undesirable souvenir: an eye infection that nearly took out her sight in one eye. Auckland woman Jenine Briggs visited Bali on...

Routine hernia operation results in cardiac arrest, medevac for Australian expat in Bali

Routine hernia operation results in cardiac arrest, medevac for Australian expat in Bali

An Australian expat living in Bali had to get medevaced after he went into cardiac arrest during a botched hernia operation. Steven Didmon went in to Siloam Hospital in Kuta for a...

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

‘Breakthrough’ summit held over Bali’s controversial dog meat trade, 7 policy recommendations issued to island’s provincial government

An Australian investigation exposing the particulars of Bali’s dark, brutal dog meat trade prompted a summit on the topic, the first of its kind, this week at the island’s...

E.coli found in Bali temple water has Gianyar regency focusing on water quality standards

E.coli found in Bali temple water has Gianyar regency focusing on water quality standards

Bali’s Gianyar Environmental Agency is examining water quality standards in the regency, focusing especially on water used in traditional rituals after e.coli was found in a...

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

Bali provincial government investigates dog meat trade after shocking report finds unsuspecting tourists eating canine satay

A government investigation looking into whether dog satay is being fed to unsuspecting tourists in Bali has found nothing so far, says an official. Bali’s provincial government...

Bali governor urged to immediately ban dog meat trade following troubling investigation that revealed 70,000 dogs killed each year

Bali governor urged to immediately ban dog meat trade following troubling investigation that revealed 70,000 dogs killed each year

Tourists and locals in Bali have been unwittingly eating dog meat, which could have fatal repercussions, reveals a shocking Australian investigation looking into the underground...

Nasi Bungkus from farewell ceremony sends 18 elementary students to doctor for food poisoning

Nasi Bungkus from farewell ceremony sends 18 elementary students to doctor for food poisoning

Students having their elementary school farewell party in Karangasem had to rush to seek medical attention on Friday after consuming some bad nasi bungkus, or rice bundles.  A...

Police stop truck trying to smuggle in thousands of eggs to Bali

Police stop truck trying to smuggle in thousands of eggs to Bali

Bali Police thwarted an egg-smuggling mission on Wednesday. It’s always amazing the things people will try to smuggle in by ferry from Java to Bali, whether it’s a...

This Aussie expat in Bali thinks she’s found the cure to dengue

This Aussie expat in Bali thinks she’s found the cure to dengue

A retired Australian woman living Bali thinks she has an herbal concoction that could cure dengue fever. Rhonda Sorenson co-founded Kunchi, a farmers’ co-op that makes jamu, a...


 

Coconuts Bali Health

The health section of Coconuts Bali covers a range of stories, many of them stemming from mosquito-borne diseases—developments within the ‘hottest’ tropical diseases (e.g. dengue, zika virus) on the island. Bali has invited the public to take up with the “War on Mosquitoes,” no joke. Those nasty little biters are responsible for so much sickness and suffering on this island. Though all disease carriers in Bali are not as deplorable as mosquitoes. The island is also struggling with rabies, which is most frequently transmitted from dog bites. And every now and then, the health section gets updated with stories on Bali’s questionable food and drug regulations, like a handful of harmful chemicals being found in cosmetics or street food, for example.