All mammals can be infected with rabies. However, dogs are responsible for most of the human cases of rabies worldwide.
If you suspect that an animal or pet has rabies, here’s what you should look out for:
BUT none of these symptoms are definitive signs. Often, you can’t tell by looking.
AVA imposes strict import conditions and quarantine requirements on animal imports from rabies-affected countries such as:
Countries are also categorised based on the inherent risks of rabies infection. To prevent illegal animal imports, we work closely with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore and Police Coast Guard to keep a lookout for animal smugglers. We also have in place a rabies contingency plan, which includes a ready stockpile of rabies vaccines, to deal with any potential outbreaks.