Coryell County seeing high numbers of rabies cases

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POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
UPDATED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:22pm

One Central Texas county is seeing one of the worst outbreaks of rabies cases in more than a decade.

According to reports, Coryell County experienced 26 confirmed cases of rabies last year. Majority of the rabies cases have involved skunks. So far this year, there have been three cases of the disease, two of which were from skunks.

The rabies virus is highly contagious, affecting the central nervous system, and can be transmitted through saliva from an infected animal by a bite or cut.
 

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