Number of rabies-infected areas in Sarawak rises to 56

A member of the public holds his dog secure before it is vaccinated at the mass rabies vaccination programme in Taman Heng Guan, Matang. - file pic

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KUCHING, Dec 4: Two new areas were declared as rabies-infected today, bringing the total to 56 the number of rabies-positive localities in the state.

Minister of Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the two areas are Jalan Beraya Kejapil in Subis District and Pasar Baru Lubok Antu in Lubok Antu District.

The declaration was made in accordance with Section 37(1) of the Veterinary Public Health Ordinance 1999 [Cap,32]. — DayakDaily