National Rabies Simulation Exercise 2018

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Rabies is a zoonotic disease caused by Lyssavirus and can infect all types of mammals. On June 30, 2017, the state of Sarawak has been shocked by the Rabies case for the first time. Ten lives have been killed, and the virus is still threatening Sarawakians because the disease has a relatively long incubation period up to six months. The risk of re-emergence of the disease has always been due to the active movement of pet from around the world. Likewise, the rapid movement of local and foreign tourists in infected countries, making the risk always available. Hence, from 24 th to 26 th July 2018, MyOHUN collaborated with DVS Sabah organized the National Rabies Simulation 2018 in Tawau, Sabah. In this regard, the simulation exercise of rabies is very useful in streamlining contingency plans and regular operating procedures, as well as building a team that acts fast and efficiently in dealing with the epidemic.