3/8/2010

The number of confirmed rabies cases in animals in South Dakota increased to 53 in 2009 from 24 in 2008, prompting health officials to remind in-state residents to get their pets vaccinated. "The increase is not a cause of alarm," the state veterinarian said, adding: "It's just another reminder that we still have rabies in South Dakota. We strongly encourage vaccines for any animal in contact with family."

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