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One more rabies death in Sarawak

Last Update: 05/12/2018

KUCHING, Dec 5 (Bernama) -- Another case of rabies death was reported here involving 21-year-old man.

The latest case brings the total rabies fatalities from 13 to 14 cases among humans in Sarawak since the declaration of rabies outbreak on June 30 2017.

The Health Ministry in a statement here today said the man died of rabies encephalomyelitis yesterday morning in Sarawak General Hospital.

Another case is still being treated at home for neurological complications.

As at Dec 4 2018, the Sarawak government had declared 54 areas in 11 divisions in Sarawak as rabies infected areas among animals.

Limbang is the only area which is still rabies-free, said the statement.




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