BALTIMORE (AP) - A Maryland resident has died of rabies for the first time in more than 35 years.
State health officials announced the death Tuesday. The department says it's not known how the person was exposed to the virus. The victim was an adult, but officials are not releasing any further information to protect the person's privacy.
People exposed to rabies can be treated, and human deaths from the virus are rare. The department says, on average, there have been fewer than five fatal cases nationwide each year. The last death in Maryland occurred in 1976.
People are typically exposed to rabies when they are bitten by an infected animal - in Maryland, most often a raccoon. Dogs and cats can get rabies if they're not vaccinated as required by state law.
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CAPE MAY, New Jersey -Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25. The ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape Ma and historic Lewes is expectedMore
Due to gale force winds, Cape May - Lewes Ferry officials have cancelled all operations for May 25.More
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WILMINGTON, Del.– Authorities say a Middletown-area registered sex offender has been arrested following a Delaware Child Predator Task Force investigation into the online distribution of child pornography. AccordingMore
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NEW YORK (AP)- This summer, high rollers are flying to lavish hot spots for their vacations. The rest of us are driving to less luxurious places like nearby campgrounds. The good news: At some U.S.More
Parents magazine recently named America's 10 best beach towns.
And Rehoboth Beach made the list. The beach town was named as one of several family vacation hotspots