Rabies panic took over the Kingdom during the past few weeks.
The risk of being infected with rabies in Cambodia is very high but people have not paid much attention until a video depicting a dying 10-year-old Cambodian girl infected with rabies, after being bitten by a cat, went viral on social media earlier this month.
As I sit to write this article, I know this will be an emotional one. I know it, because it has been my vision and my passion to see Cambodia rabies free; to never hear of another case of a child that died playing with a neighbourhood puppy.
An elderly man in Tboung Khmum died from rabies after he was scratched by his dog.
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on the people not to panic over rabies and simply seek vaccination although they have not been bitten by infected dogs or cats.
The Health Ministry is calling on people who are showing symptoms of rabies, to seek immediate or scheduled vaccination.
The Disease Control Department says a woman in western Thailand had died of rabies.
Health Ministry orders to immediately stop selling a China-made rabies vaccine.
The Health Ministry warns all pharmacies, hospitals and other health service providers to immediately stop selling a China-made rabies vaccine.
This week, let’s start a fundamentally crucial conversation about vaccinating your pets.
Cambodia has one of the highest death rates caused by rabies in the world, with around 800 people reported to have died from it this year.
The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge and Sipar launch a five-year action plan to reduce the death rate from rabies by 50 percent.