Rabies: Two cases involving stray dog bites reported in Malihah, Bau

The Sarawak government will conduct the 2024 Integrated Rabies Operation in Kuching District from April 29 to May 3.

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, June 22: Two rabies-positive cases involving stray dog bites have been recorded at Jalan Belatok in Malihah Phase 2 and Kampung Merembeh in Bau.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) Mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng reiterated his advice to pet owners to bring their dogs and cats for anti-rabies vaccination if they have not done so.


“This is to protect not only your pets but also yourself, family, and loved ones.

“This measure is crucial to stem the spread of rabies in Kuching and Sarawak as a whole. We need to work together to ensure safety and public health in our community,” he said during his weekly ShallWeeTalk live today.

Wee emphasised that the local councils, along with the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) Sarawak, will continue to monitor the rabies situation in Sarawak and take measures, including enforcement, in the fight against rabies.

“We prioritise the well-being of our citizens. We want everybody to be happy and healthy. We do not want to see people affected by rabies, and if that happens, it is our responsibility to address it,” he added. — DayakDaily