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The 3-minute interview: Dr. Julia Murphy

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Murphy is Virginia's state public health veterinarian, a position she has held since 2006. This week is Rabies Awareness Week in Virginia. How prevalent of a disease is rabies in animals and humans? We typically report between 500 to 600 laboratory-confirmed cases per year [in Virginia]. The animal we're going to report most often is raccoon. We usually report 300, and half as many for skunks...

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