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Rabies: Local Authorities Instructed To Monitor Wild Dogs

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SEREMBAN – The state government has instructed the local authorities to monitor wild dogs as a precautionary measure to avoid potential cases of rabies or mad dog disease.

Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said people were also asked to be more cautious especially those who had children playing in playgrounds where a wild dog would occasionally appear..

“Although the disease is commonly detected among wild dogs, it is also not impossible it could infect pets,” he told reporters after attending the Negeri Sembilan Teachers’ Day celebration here, today.

He was speaking following the rabies cases in Sarawak which had claimed four lives and in Perak it was also detected in cats.

Mohamad said the disease should be taken seriously as it spreads quickly after someone was bitten by the animal carrying the virus.

Meanwhile, in another development, Mohamad said the decision to sign the Corruption Free Pledge (IBR) is every state government’s respective stand.

He said this when asked to comment on Penang DAP’s refusal to sign the IBR  which would show the institution’s commitment to fight against the country’s number one enemy. – BERNAMA

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