IPOH – A case of a person bitten by a cat was reported in Kampung Mentari, Kuala Sepetang, Taiping, yesterday.
Perak Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) director Dr Fuziah Muhayat said the victim was a 41-year-old woman who was also the owner of the cat.
She said the woman sought treatment at the Kuala Sepetang Health Centre.
“Clinical checks found no rabies symptoms in the pet. However, the cat will be monitored for 14 days,” she said in a statement here today.
The DVS yesterday reported that a dog was found to be rabies-infected in Kuala Sepetang on July 15.
The dog had bitten two children in the area on July 4, and they were given outpatient treatment whereby they were given the first dose of rabies vaccination and allowed to go home.
The Perak Health Department, through the Larut Matang and Selama District Health Office, is taking control and preventive measures, including identifying dog-bite cases in the area, for treatment and monitoring.
No positive cases of rabies have been reported among humans in Perak so far. – BERNAMA