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Rabies claims another life, bringing death toll to six
Posted on : 07 Feb 2018

KUCHING: The rabies outbreak in the state has claimed the life of the seventh victim, bringing the death toll to six.

The seventh victim; a 59-year-old man, from Jalan Batu Kawa – Matang succumbed to rabies encephalitis at the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) around 4pm yesterday.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (JPBN) in statement issued on Jan 27, said that the victim was confirmed to be infected with the virus following a lab test on Jan 26, as notified by the Sarawak Health Department.