Thursday, June 20

Two locations declared as new rabies-infected areas


World Health Organisation infographics on rabies.


KUCHING: Kampung Mapu Kijabu, Tebedu in Serian and KM0.2 Jalan Jakar-Sebangkoi, Jakar in Sarikei have been  identified as new rabies-infected locations in Sarawak.

This was announced by Deputy Chief Minister and State Disaster Management Committee chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas today.

“As they are located outside the 10-kilometre radius of  declared rabies-infected  areas, they are the 32nd and 33rd rabies-infected locations,” he said in a statement.

With these additions, rabies-infected areas now totalled 33 locations in five divisions, namely in Kuching (5), Samarahan (3), Serian (22),  Sri Aman (1) and Sarikei (2).