Rabies,
Malaysia
Information received on 10/08/2020 from Dr Dato'Dr Norlizan Mohd Noor, Deputy Director General, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 62
Date of start of the event 04/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 08/07/2017
Report date 10/08/2020
Date submitted to OIE 10/08/2020
Reason for notification Recurrence of a listed disease
Date of previous occurrence 18/09/2015
Manifestation of disease Clinical disease
Causal agent Rabies virus
Serotype Not typed
Nature of diagnosis Clinical, Laboratory (basic)
This event pertains to a defined zone within the country
Related reports Immediate notification (10/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 1 (18/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 2 (30/07/2017)
Follow-up report No. 3 (03/11/2017)
Follow-up report No. 4 (20/02/2018)
Follow-up report No. 5 (02/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 6 (12/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 7 (19/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 8 (30/03/2018)
Follow-up report No. 9 (16/04/2018)
Follow-up report No. 10 (02/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 11 (14/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 12 (23/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 13 (30/05/2018)
Follow-up report No. 14 (08/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 15 (18/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 16 (22/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 17 (23/06/2018)
Follow-up report No. 18 (08/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 19 (22/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 20 (28/07/2018)
Follow-up report No. 21 (04/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 22 (13/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 23 (18/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 24 (29/08/2018)
Follow-up report No. 25 (03/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 26 (10/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 27 (30/09/2018)
Follow-up report No. 28 (08/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 29 (23/10/2018)
Follow-up report No. 30 (02/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 31 (12/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 32 (19/11/2018)
Follow-up report No. 33 (07/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 34 (14/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 35 (21/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 36 (28/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 37 (28/12/2018)
Follow-up report No. 38 (10/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 39 (25/01/2019)
Follow-up report No. 40 (22/02/2019)
Follow-up report No. 41 (22/03/2019)
Follow-up report No. 42 (05/04/2019)
Follow-up report No. 43 (08/05/2019)
Follow-up report No. 44 (14/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 45 (22/09/2019)
Follow-up report No. 46 (11/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 47 (20/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 48 (28/10/2019)
Follow-up report No. 49 (03/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 50 (26/11/2019)
Follow-up report No. 51 (03/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 52 (12/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 53 (18/12/2019)
Follow-up report No. 54 (20/01/2020)
Follow-up report No. 55 (24/02/2020)
Follow-up report No. 56 (13/03/2020)
Follow-up report No. 57 (15/04/2020)
Follow-up report No. 58 (11/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 59 (28/05/2020)
Follow-up report No. 60 (17/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 61 (29/06/2020)
Follow-up report No. 62 (10/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 63 (17/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 64 (21/08/2020)
Follow-up report No. 65 (01/09/2020)
Follow-up report No. 66 (10/09/2020)
New outbreaks (30)
Outbreak 1 (788/20 R) NO 1, JALAN BUNGALOW, 94000 BAU, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 08/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned dog. Dog history shows it was vaccinated on 18/03/2020.
Outbreak 2 (787/20 R) NO 53, KAMPUNG SEBETONG, JALAN LANDEH, BT 10, Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 09/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 3 (1257/20 R) NO 414, JALAN BRAYUN, Sri Aman, Sri Aman, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 17/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an oned dog. Dog was vaccinated in 2019.
Outbreak 4 (959/20 R) NO 8B, LORONG ULU SUNGAI MERAH, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 23/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 5 (960/20 R) LOT 700, JALAN BURUNG LAYANG-LAYANG, KAMPUNG BAHAGIA TEKU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 24/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal as an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 6 (1002/20 R) NO 79, KAMPUNG GAYU, Serian, Serian, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 27/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cats 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated cat.
Outbreak 7 (1003/20 R) LRG 2, JLN STEPHEN YONG (THIEN HUP CEILING PRODUCT), Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 30/06/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 8 (1064/20 R) NO 2D, LORONG RANTAU PANJANG 4, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 02/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owend and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 9 (1066/20 R) JALAN TEKU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 03/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 10 (1043/20 R) 180, LORONG 5, LOT 228, KPG BERATOK, Siburan, Serian, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 03/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned dog. Dog have been vaccinated in 2019.
Outbreak 11 (1044/20 R) NO 172, SELALANG TONDONG, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 03/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 12 (1070/20 R) NO 279, LORONG 17, KPG STENGGANG, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 05/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affeced animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 13 (1079/20 R) NO 47, SELAYAN HULU, Lundu, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 06/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 14 (1146/20 R) NO 6A, LORONG 12, JALAN SUKUN SIBU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 06/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owend and unvaccinted dog.
Outbreak 15 (1145/20 R) LOT 942, LORONG 5A/6, JALAN SENTOSA SALIM, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 07/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccined dog.
Outbreak 16 (1147/2O R) SUNGAI MAAW, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was as stray dog.
Outbreak 17 (1148/20 R) NO 9A, JALAN ARAU SIBU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 09/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinted dog.
Outbreak 18 (1004/20 R) TAMAN LANDEH, LRG 3C NO 48, Padawan, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 19 (961/20 R) JOY PET PARADISE, NO 14 LING KAI CHENG, LANE 2, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was a stray dog.
Outbreak 20 (963/20 R) SALIM WHARF LOT 1786, BLOK 16, JALAN SALIM, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was a stray dog.
Outbreak 21 (964/20 R) LOT 1332, SENTOSA UTARA 6A, 96000 SIBU, Sbu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 22 (965/20 R) 14B, LORONG 1, SELASIH TIMUR, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 10/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 23 (1207/20 R) NO 1-J LORONG 5A 2, JALAN KIEW, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 13/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinted dog.
Outbreak 24 (1209/20 R) LORONG ULU OYA, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 16/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinted dog.
Outbreak 25 (1191/20 R) 29TH MILES K/S ROAD, Siburan, Serian, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 18/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 26 (1246/20 R) KPG SERASOT, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 23/07/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was a stray dog.
Outbreak 27 (1011/20 R) 250, LRG 9A2, JALAN KEDANDI, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 03/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated dog.
Outbreak 28 (1156/20 R) NO 24, LORONG 1C2, TAMAN HIGH PARK, Siburan, Serian, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 04/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Cats 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned and unvaccinated cat.
Outbreak 29 (1216/20 R) LANE 61, JALAN LANANG NO 4, SIBU, HUA HUAT COLD STORAGE, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 04/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned dog that was killed by the owner.
Outbreak 30 (1290/20 R) KAMPUNG SEMEBA, LRG 11, NO 66A, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 06/08/2020
Outbreak status Continuing (or date resolved not provided)
Epidemiological unit Village
Affected animals
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 1 1 0 1 0
Affected population The affected animal was an owned an unvaccinted dog.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 30
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 28 28 0 28 0
Cats 2 2 0 2 0
Outbreak statistics
Species Apparent morbidity rate Apparent mortality rate Apparent case fatality rate Proportion susceptible animals lost*
Dogs 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
Cats 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 100.00%
*Removed from the susceptible population through death, destruction and/or slaughter
Epidemiology
Source of the outbreak(s) or origin of infection
  • Unknown or inconclusive
  • Illegal movement of animals
Epidemiological comments The event of rabies in Sarawak is still confined to 11 divisions, however the infected area increases from 62 to 63 districts. The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) in Sarawak, the Federal Department of Veterinary Services (DVS), the National Disaster Department and some other enforcement ministries and agencies are conducting rabies control and eradication program in Sarawak from March 2019 through mass vaccination and selective culling of stray dogs.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Zoning
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • Quarantine
  • Traceability
  • Screening
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Kedah Dogs 277
    Perak Dogs 2526 Mass vaccination
    Perlis Dogs 1864
    Sarawak Dogs 158332 Mass vaccination
  • Movement control inside the country
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Diagnostic test results
Laboratory name and type Species Test Test date Result
Sarawak Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (National laboratory) Cats direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 10/07/2020 Positive
Sarawak Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (National laboratory) Cats direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 04/08/2020 Positive
Sarawak Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 10/07/2020 Positive
Sarawak Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 03/08/2020 Positive
Sarawak Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory (National laboratory) Dogs direct fluorescent antibody (FAT) test 06/08/2020 Positive
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations