Rabies risk elevated in Western Alaska

Officials with Alaska’s Dept of of Environmental Conservation have expressed concern over the continuing spike in rabies cases among wildlife which has hit ‘the coast from Bristol Bay to the North Slope, but Nome had the largest number of cases’ (Western Alaska and the Bering Strait region). There are reports of the virus spreading from arctic and red foxes to unvaccinated domestic pets, putting residents at risk. Read more.

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