More areas in Sarawak on alert for rabies infections

KUCHING, 23 July 2017: 

The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) today declared another two rabies infected areas in Kampung Entubuh, Tebedu and Mile 5, Jalan Semeba, Kuching.

The decision was made by Deputy Chief Minister and JBBN chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas following a discussion with Sarawak Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian
at the Hornbill Skyways Sdn Bhd hangar here today.

“This brings the total to 20 rabies infected areas in which dogs are found to be rabies positive in Sarawak,” JPBN secretariat  said in a statement here.

The statement added in Serian, the rabies infected areas are in Kampung Krait , Kampung Paon Rimu, Kampung Paon Rimu Bakung, Kampung Remun, Kampung Lebor, Kampung Saroban, Kampung Tangga, Kampung Ampungan, Kampung Mentong Berawan, Kampung Mentong Silaga, Kampung Engkabang, Kampung Tampek Sumpas, Kampung Rasau, Siburan Bazaar, Serian Town and Mile 45, Kuching-Sri Aman Road.

In Tebedu, the areas are at Kampung Temong Mura and Kampung Entubuh while in Sri Aman at Rumah Janta Punggu Mawang and Kuching at  Mile 5, Jalan Semeba.

Meanwhile in SIBU, state Assistant Minister of Housing and Public Health Dr Annuar Rapaee reminded the people not to be easily influenced by news which went viral on social media that the rabies outbreak had spread to the town.

“Only reports or statements from the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee issued at 5pm daily are official and valid.”

Dr Annuar was asked on rumours that rabies cases had already spread to the area between KM10 and KM12, Jalan Oya here.

– Bernama

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