Rabies outbreak: Perlis, Kedah, Penang report infections

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GEORGE TOWN - There is a rabies outbreak in Perlis, Kedah and Penang, three years after the country was declared free from this contagious and often fatal viral disease.

To contain the disease that spreads from infected dogs and other mammals to humans through bites, veterinary services departments in those states will be culling stray dogs.

The order did not go down well with seve­ral animal welfare organisations that claimed there were other solutions.

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