Rabies could have spread to Sarawak from Kalimantan

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 06 Jul 2017

Better safe than sorry: State Veterinary Services Department acting assistant director Dr Sajem Jinim vaccinating a cat belonging to Erillena Hyacinth from Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu Bakung in Serian. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE/The Star

PUTRAJAYA: The recent rabies outbreak that claimed the lives of two children in Serian, Sarawak, is believed to have spread to the state from infected dogs in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said Malaysia generally does not experience rampant rabies cases but it is imported from neighbouring countries owing to porous borders.

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