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MEDICAL NEWS ARKANSAS Outbreak of Rabies.— The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society for August reported that Arkansas is experiencing on outbreak of animal rabies. The principal areas involved are 13 counties in south-west Arkansas, south and west of the Ouachita River and about 12 counties in eastern and north-eastern Arkansas. In addition, there are scattered cases of animal rabies in other parts of the state. As of May 30, 1959, a total of 130 cases of animal rabies were reported. This is more than twice as many cases for the same period of the previous year. The disease occurred in animals as follows: foxes 68, dogs 43, cattle 11, cats 5, mules 2, and skunk 1. The number of animal bites to people has likewise increased over the previous year. The number, as of May 30, reached a total of 468, as compared with 349 for the same period the previous http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

MEDICAL NEWS

JAMA , Volume 171 (4) – Sep 26, 1959

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1959.03010220061018
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Abstract

ARKANSAS Outbreak of Rabies.— The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society for August reported that Arkansas is experiencing on outbreak of animal rabies. The principal areas involved are 13 counties in south-west Arkansas, south and west of the Ouachita River and about 12 counties in eastern and north-eastern Arkansas. In addition, there are scattered cases of animal rabies in other parts of the state. As of May 30, 1959, a total of 130 cases of animal rabies were reported. This is more than twice as many cases for the same period of the previous year. The disease occurred in animals as follows: foxes 68, dogs 43, cattle 11, cats 5, mules 2, and skunk 1. The number of animal bites to people has likewise increased over the previous year. The number, as of May 30, reached a total of 468, as compared with 349 for the same period the previous

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Published: Sep 26, 1959

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