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Animal rabies up in SD for second straight year

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PIERRE (AP) -- South Dakota animal rabies cases in 2012 were up for the second straight year, the state Department of Health said Wednesday.


Dr. Lon Kightlinger, the state epidemiologist, said the disease tends to be cyclical, with years of high case numbers followed by years with lower numbers. The state saw 60 animal rabies cases reported in 2012, up from 40 the previous year.

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