4:41 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Black Belt Grants, Rabies Week and Unemployment


Almost two dozen non-profit groups in Alabama’s Black Belt are expected to collect grants totaling sixty thousand dollars. APR’s Pat Duggins has more on where the money is meant to go…

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8:45 am
Sat September 28, 2013

World Rabies Day 2013

Louis Pasteur monument in Paris
Credit couscouschocolat [fllickr]

Rabies has almost been eliminated in the United States - almost, but not entirely.  Every year there are still one or two human deaths  from the disease, and several thousand cases of rabies in animals reported. 


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Science & Health
8:15 am
Fri August 2, 2013

21 Rabies Cases Recorded in Shelby Co. This Year

Wildlife officials say more than 20 rabies cases have been reported since January.

State and local officials say they're concerned with the number of rabies cases that have been reported in Shelby County.

   WBRC-TV reported Thursday that (http://bit.ly/1bPSRL4 ) 21 rabies cases have been reported in the county since January.

   Alabama USDA Director Frank Boyd says health and wildlife officials are trapping raccoons in the area to test them for rabies, and to try finding out whether the cases are confined to any specific area.

Arts & Life
8:45 am
Sat September 22, 2012

World Rabies Day 2012

WorldRabiesDay.org Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Even though rabies is 100% preventable, the sad fact is that every ten minutes someone somewhere in the world dies from rabies.  The Global Alliance for Rabies Control hopes to change with its awareness campaign, the annual World Rabies Day.


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