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Kpg Gawang Empili the 30th rabies-infected area
Tarikh : 13 Feb 2018  Sumber Berita: The Borneo Post

Kpg Gawang Empili the 30th rabies-infected area

World Health Organisation Graphic on rabies. (File Photo)

KUCHING: Kampung Gawang Empili in Simunjan has been declared the latest rabies-infected area, raising to 30 the number of places in Sarawak affected by the disease.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee, in a statement yesterday, said Deputy Chief Minister and chairman of the committee Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas made the announcement.

“As the village is outside the 10km radius of territory declared rabies-infected, it is the 30th rabies-infected area in Sarawak,” it said.

The Serian Division has the most number of rabies-infected areas at 21, followed by Kuching (four), Samarahan (three) and Sri Aman and Sarikei (one each).

“People who have been bitten by dogs are advised to immediately go to any health facility.

“The people are also advised to avoid getting bitten by animals, especially dogs,” the committee said.

Six of seven people diagnosed with rabies died in Sarawak since the disease was detected last year.

Meanwhile,the state Veterinary Services Department will hold a rabies vaccination programme at the Selangau Multipurpose Hall on Feb 14, from 9am to 4pm.