More than 100 rabies cases reported in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — State health and animal science officials say more than 100 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Arkansas this year with a second "peak" season for the disease on the horizon.

The Arkansas Department of Health's most recent report shows 105 confirmed rabies cases with 26 of those in Pulaski County and 13 in neighboring Lonoke County.

The record number of rabies cases in 152 — set last year.

State Public Health Veterinarian Susan Weinstein says March and April are the peak seasons for the disease to appear — but that a second season comes in late summer and early fall.

Rabies is a fatal disease that can be prevented with a series of injections, but cannot be treated once symptoms appear.

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