2nd rabies case for 2014 hails from southwest Neb.

By: AP
By: AP

McCook, NE (AP) - Health officials in southwest Nebraska have confirmed a case of rabies in a skunk, stoking concerns the state could see another full year of rabies cases.

The North Platte Telegraph says the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in McCook reported the rabid skunk.

Tami Herskowitz with the department says her office received the rabies results on Feb. 25.

The skunk had been found earlier in the month in Hayes County in southwest Nebraska. It is the second case of rabies reported in Nebraska so far this year. The first was on Feb. 6 in a cow in northwest Nebraska's Sheridan County.

Last year, the state saw 33 confirmed cases of rabies, down from 59 cases in 2012.

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