Michigan Experiencing Surge in Terrestrial Rabies Cases

The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Bureau of Laboratories has detected a total of 23 cases of rabies out of 986 animals tested through June 26, 2006. These include 18 bats, four horses, and one skunk. Over the same time period in 2005, nine positive animals had been detected out of 965 submissions. Typically, July and August are the busiest months in the MDCH laboratory for rabies

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