Md. reports 1st human rabies death in 37 years

03/12/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

It's not clear how a Maryland resident contracted rabies, but the case marks the state's first death from the virus since 1976 and is one of a handful nationwide in the past decade. Some 1,000 people in Maryland are given preventive treatment for the virus annually, said state public health veterinarian Katherine Feldman. "It's important to report any animal bite," Dr. Feldman said.

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