Malaysia struggles to contain rabies outbreak

Malaysia is reportedly awaiting the arrival of 50,000 doses of rabies vaccination from France to help contain a rabies outbreak in its northern states.

Penang Hill, Penang.

Penang Hill, Penang. Image by Khalzuri Yazid / CC BY-SA 2.0

More than 39 dogs have tested positive for the virus in Perlis, Kedah and Penang, but as yet none of the people bitten by rabid dogs have tested positive for the disease. The outbreak marks Malaysia’s first since 1999, having been declared free of the viral disease by The World Health Organization in 2012. Read more:

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