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Rabies Detected In Taman Allamanda Indah

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  KUCHING – The State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) yesterday declared Taman Allamanda Indah at Jalan Matang as the latest rabies-infected area after a sample taken from a dog in the housing estate tested positive. The housing estate is the 24th area declared as rabies-infected by JPBN chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is…

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15 Boys Gang-Raped A Donkey, Suffer From Rabies

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THE act of bestiality of 15 boys gang-raping a donkey could cost them their lives – as they are now diagnosed with the deadly disease, rabies. The young boys aged seven to 15 from Gharb-Chrarda-Beni Hssen, Morocco, were taken to the Mechraa Belksiri Hospital in the rural town of Sidi Al Kamel – where they…

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Too Early To Say Threat Of Rabies Has Eased

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BAU – Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said it was still too early to declare rabies or mad dogs threat in Sarawak has eased. “It is too early for us to make a declaration. To date, the situation is stable, we find positive cases in some places but the number of areas…

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Sarawak Health Department Detects 56 Dog Bite Cases Today

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KUCHING – The Sarawak Health Department today detected 56 cases of dog bite cases with reports of 14 cases received in Serian division, 38 cases in Kuching division and two cases each in Sri Aman and Samarahan divisions. It is part of the surveillance and Active Case Detection (ACD) measures taken by the department as one of the agencies involved in the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee…

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17,844 Pets Vaccinated To Curb Rabies Outbreak In Sarawak

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KUCHING – The Sarawak Veterinary Services Department (JPVS) have vaccinated a total of 17,844 pets to curb the spread of the rabies outbreak. The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) secretariat, in a statement, today said that dogs made the highest number of animals vaccinated with a total number of 10,204, followed by cats (7,595) and 45…

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Fifth Rabies Victim In Sarawak Dies

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KUCHING – The fifth rabies victim in Sarawak, a 52-year-old man from Kampung Remun in Serian, succumbed to the disease on Sunday. Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Tinding Lambang passed away at 10.43pm at the Sarawak General Hospital due to rabies with underlying pulmonary tuberculosis. Tinding was bitten by a dog…

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2 More Rabies Infected Areas Declared In Sarawak

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KUCHING – The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) today declared another two rabies infected areas in Kampung Entubuh, Tebedu and Mile 5, Jalan Semeba, Kuching. The decision was made by Deputy Chief Minister and JBBN chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas following a discussion with Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian at the Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd hangar…

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Fifth Rabies Patient Not In Critical Condition

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GEORGE TOWN – A 52-year-old man who is the fifth individual infected with rabies or mad dog disease in Sarawak is still unconscious but his condition is not critical. The Ministry of Health’s Disease Control Division director Dr Chong Chee Kheong said the man, who hails from Kampung Remun, Serian in Sarawak was placed in a special isolation ward at the…

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Rabies: MPT Helps Dispose Off Destroyed Dog Carcases

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TAIPING – The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) will help to dispose off the carcases of the stray dogs which are shot in Kuala Sepetang at the garbage disposal site in Matang in the effort to check the spread of rabies. MPT president Datuk Abd Rahim Md Ariff said the council would help the Perak Veterinary Services Department (JPV) to dispose off all the…

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Sarawak Confirms Fifth Victims Of Rabies

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KUCHING – A 52-year-old man has become the fifth victim of rabies in the infected district of Serian in Sarawak. Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said today it was confirmed on July 18 that the man, from Kampung Remun, had contracted the disease. He said in a website post that the man had been bitten by a…

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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…

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Rabies: 19 Stray Dogs Euthanised In Kuala Sepetang

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IPOH – Nineteen stray dogs were put to sleep in Kuala Sepetang, Taiping yesterday as a measure to curb the spread of rabies or mad dog disease. Perak Veterinary Services Department (DVS) director Dr Fuziah Muhayat said the department  had also conducted a census and surveillance operation within a kilometre from the location where the rabies infection…

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Melaka Free From Rabies Disease – Dr Subramaniam

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BERA – The health ministry has confirmed that Melaka is free from the rabies disease. A six-year-old boy who was tested for suspected rabies at the Melaka Hospital has been found to be free of the mad dog virus. Nevertheless, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said he had still not been informed of the true cause of the child’s…

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Rabies Case: Dog Owner Disapponited Over Late Notification

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TAIPING – The owner of a dog which died after it was infected with rabies in Kuala Sepetang here has expressed disappointment with the Perak Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) over the delay in notifying her pet’s cause of death. The 40-year-old woman, who wanted to be identified only as Ooi said she and family members had only…

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Matang In Perak Gazetted As Rabies Outbreak Area

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IPOH – The Perak government has gazetted the mukim (sub-district) of Matang in the Larut, Matang and Selama district, as a rabies or mad dog disease outbreak area, effective today. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir said the gazetting was made under the Rabies Outbreak Area Order, with the powers given to do so provided under Sub-section 39(1) of the Animals Act 1953 (Act 647). “Although this is…

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Vaccination Campaign At Four Locations In Serian Town This Weekend

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KUCHING – A rabies vaccination campaign for pet dogs, will be held at four locations in Serian town this Saturday and Sunday, to encourage pet owners to get their dogs vaccinated in an effort to curb the spread of rabies outbreak In the area. The vaccination campaign to be held at Babuk Gawing Hall, Serian Community Hall, Serian Veterinary Office and Serian District Council would…

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Boy Admitted To Melaka Hospital For Suspected Rabies Infection

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MELAKA – A six-year-old boy was admitted to the Melaka Hospital here last Wednesday for suspected infection of the rabies or mad dog disease virus. State Health Department director Datuk Dr Ghazali Othman said the boy, who is from the Bidayuh tribe of Sarawak, was believed to have been bitten by a dog in Serian, Sarawak recently. “His father…

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Kampung Tangga Seventh Rabies-Infected Area In Sarawak

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KUCHING – Kampung Tangga in Sarawak was today declared a rabies-infected area, raising to seven the number of rabies-infected villages in the Serian district. This was announced in a statement by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, who is also chairman of the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee. The six other villages are Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu, Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu…

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Rabies Claims Third Victims In Sarawak

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KUCHING – Another child has succumbed to rabies in Sarawak, raising to three the number of children who have died from the disease in the state since July 4. The seven-year-old girl from Kampung Leboh, Gedong, in the Serian district died at 2.16 pm at the Sarawak General Hospital here, said Director-General of Health Datuk…

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Father Of Children Who Died From Rabies Receives RM60,000 From DPM

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KUCHING – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today handed over a personal contribution of RM60,000 to Mazlan Pujan, the father of the two rabies-infected children who died last week. The simple ceremony was held at the Hornbill Skyways Office  here after Ahmad Zahid, who is National Disaster Management  Agency (NADMA) chairman, was briefed on the rabies…

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Kindergartens In Rabies-Affected Areas Told To Be On Safeguard

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KUCHING – Kindergartens in areas affected by the rabies outbreak should be wary and take protective measures against the spread of the disease, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. She said this was necessary to avoid children from being attacked by animals such as dogs and cats that were infected by the rabies virus. “There is…

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Sarawak Checks Spread Of Rabies From Indonesia

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SERIAN – Sarawak has asked the police and military to ensure that rabies does not spread from Kalimantan in Indonesia across the common border to Sarawak. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said today it was unsure as of now whether the disease had spread from Indonesia but it was necessary for precaution. “There is a possibility…

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No New Cases Of Rabies After July 1 – Subramaniam

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PUTRAJAYA – No new case of rabies has been reported after July 1 in the Serian district of Sarawak where two of three infected children died yesterday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today. He said 68 cases of dog bites were reported between April 1 and July 1 in the five villages in the district that…

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Duo With Rabies Die In Sarawak

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KUCHING – Two of the three young rabies victims in Sarawak have succumbed to the disease. A six-year-old girl and her four-year-old brother from Kampung Paon, Sungai Rimu in Serian, were pronounced dead at 1.43pm and 1.46pm respectively yesterday, said Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian. “They were diagnosed as brain…

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Labuan Health Department Advise Over Rabies

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LABUAN – The Labuan Health Department is on the alert against rabies on the duty-free island following an outbreak of the disease in the Serian district in Sarawak. Its director, Dr Ismuni Bohari, said the Health Ministry had instructed it to provide the latest information besides advising the people, including all school principals and headmasters, on the…

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Sarawak Education Ministry Directed To Monitor Rabies Among Students

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IPOH – The Sarawak Education Department has been tasked to monitor rabies or mad dog disease among students in the state to curb the outbreak, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P Kamalanathan. He said the state department had also been directed to provide the latest information besides advising all school principals and headmasters on preventive and control measures that needed to be taken. “The relevant…

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Rabies: Residents Ordered To Lock Up Dogs, Cats

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SERIAN – Residents of Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu and Kampung Paon Sungai Rimu Bakung, here, have been ordered to lock up their dogs and cats from today following the rabies or mad dog disease outbreak. The Sarawak Health Department, Veterinary Services Department and Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) gave the directive at a…

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Rabies: Victims Remain In ICU, Sarawak General Hospital

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  KUCHING – The three children who were reported to be infected with Rabies remain in critical condition at Sarawak General Hospital’s intensive care unit. Sarawak Health director Dr Jamilah Hashim also said when contacted that the department had not received any report of new cases. She said a health team had been carrying out active case detection since Thursday (June 29) at the…

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Control Measures Taken At Location Of Rabies Cases

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KUCHING – The Sarawak Health Department has taken preventive and control measures including carrying out investigation in areas close to the location of three rabies cases in Serian. State Local Government and Housing  Minister,  Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian said a meeting was held this morning involving representatives of several agencies including the Health Department, Veterinary Services Department and the local authority…

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3 Children Infected By Rabies In Sarawak

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KUALA LUMPUR – Three children including two siblings in Serian District, Sarawak have been infected by Rabies. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today said the Health Ministry received a report from the Sarawak Health Department after being notified by the Sarawak General Hospital on June 22. He said the victims aged four, six and seven years…

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