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Rabies Deaths From Dog Bites Could Be Eliminated
March 12, 2009
Someone in the developing world--particularly in rural Africa--dies from a rabid dog bite every 10 minutes. But global elimination of this horrific disease appears to be possible, according to a team which includes scientists from McMaster University, Britain and the United States.
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