Sixth rabies death in Sarawak this year

Director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the authorities are investigating the death of the girl, who showed no obvious signs of how she contracted rabies. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 21, 2020.

A 16-year-old girl, who succumbed to rabies on November 11, is the latest and sixth victim to die from the disease in Sarawak this year, director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

According to Noor Hisham, the case is the 28th since rabies outbreak was declared in Sarawak on July 31, 2017.

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