An outbreak of rabies in dogs in the state of Terengganu 1995-1996.

Abstract

The presence of rabies in dogs has been well recognized in areas of Malaysia close to the Thai border but it has rarely ever been reported in Terengganu which is a state on the East Coast of Malaysia. From November 1995 to June 1996 six different rabid stray dogs were found to have been involved in dog bite attacks on 9 members of the public. We report these cases to highlight that rabid dog bites may occur even in areas where the disease is thought to be rate. Medical and veterinary staff must keep the possibility of the risk of rabies in mind when faced with patients who have been bitten by dogs.

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@article{Loke1998AnOO, title={An outbreak of rabies in dogs in the state of Terengganu 1995-1996.}, author={Y K Loke and E Murugesan and A Suryati and Mann Hong Tan}, journal={The Medical journal of Malaysia}, year={1998}, volume={53 1}, pages={97-100} }