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Old 03-23-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Arizona is in the midst of an ongoing rabies outbreak, prompting a warning from state health officials to stay away from wild animals, particularly those acting strangely or aggressively.

The problem started last year, when there were a record 176 laboratory-confirmed rabies cases, mostly in bats, health officials said.

But since Jan. 1, the trend has become even more pronounced. Fifty-nine animals - primarily skunks and foxes - have tested positive for the viral illness, which can be deadly if not treated quickly
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Rabies surge in Arizona sparks alert
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