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According to a Borneo Post report, officials in Sarawak state in Malaysia have reported the eighth human rabies death of 2023.

The was a 50-year-old man from Kampung Bumbok, Jalan Batu Kitang has died after being bitten by a rabid dog.

The man was bitten on the left arm by a stray dog at his home on April 3 and died earlier this week at Sarawak General Hospital.

Rabies is an acute viral infection that is transmitted to humans or other mammals usually through the saliva from a bite of an infected animal. It is also rarely contracted through breaks in the skin or contact with mucous membranes.