Rabies is a highly deadly viral disease that affects the central nervous system, primarily transmitted through the bite or scratch of an infected animal.
Although rabies is still a serious issue in Sarawak, the good news is that it can be preventable through vaccination of your pets.
For those in Serian, the Angels Initiative and STOP Rabies Campaign is coming to provide you with free health services to ensure the wellbeing of you and your pets.
One day event to address two critical health concerns
The community event, which will be held at Dewan Serbaguna SJK Chung Hua Serian (Google Maps) on Saturday, 19 August 2023 from 8AM-3PM, is dedicated to addressing rabies and stroke specifically.
Organised by pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim to create a safer and healthier environment for everyone, you can expect:
- Free anti-rabies vaccination for pets: In an area where veterinary clinics are limited and rabies remains a serious threat, this life-saving service will help local pet owners ensure the well-being of their pets and prevent the spread of rabies to the larger community.
- Free health screening focused on stroke: At the same time, pet owners can also enjoy free stroke screening services, promoting early detection for timely intervention.
- Educational activities: Families will have a chance to learn about rabies and stroke prevention, and explore a range of hands-on activities, including how to recognise stroke symptoms at home and more.
Both rabies and stroke are serious health concerns that could be better managed with earlier prevention. So, why not take that first step and keep you and your loved ones safe?
Do take advantage of the event if you can and share the news to others so more families can stay healthy.
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