Malaysia records 2,649 cases related to zoonosis as of June

Published on 6 Jul 2020 10:11:49 PM

Malaysia recorded a total of 2,649 cases related to zoonosis, an infectious disease that can be transmitted between animals and people as of June this year, said Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said that on Monday, adding that of the total, 1,484 cases involved Leptospirosis, Knowlesi Malaria (1,156), Japanese Encephalitis (seven), Rabies (two), while no cases were reported for Brucellosis and Q Fever.

Dr Noor Hisham also said the Ministry of Health also hoped the public participation in the prevention of zoonotic disease could be enhanced through high-levels of personal hygiene and by regularly washing their hands with soap, especially after handling animals.