MBKS mayor: Dog tests positive for rabies after biting 12 near Tabuan Jaya

Wee discussing dog bite cases and rabies during his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live on Feb 17, 2024.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Feb 17: The dog which recently bit 12 individuals near Tabuan Jaya has tested positive for rabies, revealed Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

He said the result was released yesterday and urged the community to remain vigilant, and to promptly alert the council upon spotting dogs exhibiting symptoms of rabies.

“I believe dogs do not simply bite people. We really need the cooperation and collaboration from the community,” he said during his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live today.

To curb the further spread of rabies, Wee announced that the anti-rabies vaccination campaign would be increased from twice to four times this year.

The first campaign will take place at Song Swee Guan public park on March 2, followed by the second campaign on May 4 at MBKS’ Community Hall compound.

Subsequent campaigns are scheduled on July 6 and Oct 5, with locations to be determined closer to the dates.

“The selection of the campaign locations will be based on convenience for the public, with sufficient space and parking lots. We will announce the locations (of the third and fourth campaigns) later.

“Additionally, the RM100 subsidy for dog neutering programme continues this year. So, we encourage the public, especially those within MBKS jurisdiction to contact the council for more information,” he added. — DayakDaily