Rabies,
Malaysia
Information received on 30/12/2020 from Dr Dato'Dr Norlizan Mohd Noor, Director General, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Summary
Report type Follow-up report No. 71
Date of start of the event 04/07/2017
Date of confirmation of the event 08/07/2017
Report date 30/12/2020
Date submitted to OIE 30/12/2020
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 (29/12/2018)
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)
Follow-up report No. 67 (07/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 68 (27/10/2020)
Follow-up report No. 69 (07/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 70 (14/12/2020)
Follow-up report No. 71 (30/12/2020)
New outbreaks (14)
Outbreak 1 (2019/70 R) Miri, Miri, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 13/10/2020
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 2 (2022/20 R) Lorong 2, Kampung Grogo, Bau, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 20/10/2020
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 3 (2023/20 R) RH ANTHONY , SG MERAH DAYU, PAKAN, Pakan, Sarikei, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 21/10/2020
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 4 (2024/20 R) BATU 15, KJD ROAD, JULAU, Julau, Sarikei, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 21/10/2020
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 (2543/20 R) NO 2F, LORONG MIDIN 2A, 96000 SIBU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 05/12/2020
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 6 (2545/20 R) 11-A LORONG MALUDAN BARAT 2-A, SIBU, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 11/12/2020
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 anima was an owned and unvaccinated cat.
Outbreak 7 (2526/20 R) NO 17, KAMPUNG SUNGAI LUNDU, Lundu, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 14/12/2020
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 8 (2535/20 R) NO 35B, LRG 5A, TAMAN SURIA JAYA, Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2020
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 9 (2536/20 R) KUHAP INDUSTRIAL SDN BHD, JALAN DEMAK INDAH, KUCHING, Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 15/12/2020
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 10 (2539/20 R) TAMAN MEI LEE, STAKAN LORONG 6A1, Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 16/12/2020
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 11 (2537/20 R) NO 2 LOT 165/215 , TAMAN ALLAMANDA JALAN HOLLIS, SRI AMAN, Sri Aman, Sri Aman, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 17/12/2020
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 12 (2542/20 R) KAMPUNG SERUMAH, JALAN PADAWAN, Siburan, Serian, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 18/12/2020
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 13 (2541/20 R) LOT 6909, 2 1/12 JALAN PENDING, KUCHING, Kuching, Kuching, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 21/12/2020
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 vaccinated on December 2019.
Outbreak 14 (2544/20 R) AREA JALAN PULAU LI HUA, LORONG 1A, Sibu, Sibu, Sarawak
Date of start of the outbreak 21/12/2020
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.
Summary of outbreaks Total outbreaks: 14
Total animals affected
Species Susceptible Cases Deaths Killed and disposed of Slaughtered
Dogs 10 10 0 10 0
Cats 4 4 0 4 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 To date, a total number of 66 areas in Sarawak has been declared as rabies-infected areas. Vaccination, surveillance, selective killing of stray dogs, public awareness activities, etc. are ongoing.
Control measures
Measures applied
  • Movement control inside the country
  • Vaccination in response to the outbreak (s)
    Administrative division Species Total Vaccinated Details
    Sarawak Cats 8609
    Dogs 185373
  • Surveillance outside containment and/or protection zone
  • Surveillance within containment and/or protection zone
  • Screening
  • Selective killing and disposal
  • No treatment of affected animals
Measures to be applied
  • No other measures
Future Reporting
The event is continuing. Weekly follow-up reports will be submitted.
Map of outbreak locations