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The potentially rabid coyote that bit an OV man.

A man in Oro Valley was bitten on the leg Thursday by a coyote that is possibly infected with rabies. Read more»

A hooded skunk, photographed in the Chiricahua National Monument, 2009.

A potentially rabid fox and a skunk that may also carry the disease bit two people in separate incidents Thursday. A person sleeping in a campground in the Santa Rita Mountains and another person in Sabino Canyon were each bitten, and are being treated. Read more»

A California leaf-nosed bat flying at night, Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona.

A pair of "small, scruffy brown dogs" may have been exposed to a rabid bat near Oracle and Magee roads this week, and county officials are trying to track them down. Read more»

A gray fox

A hiker in Saguaro National Park was nearly bitten on the leg by a suspected rabid fox on Wednesday afternoon, officials said — the second encounter between a possibly rabid animal and a hiker in the park this year. Read more»

A free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs will be held at the Ward 2 Council office on the East Side on Saturday, with the Humane Society offering to treat up to 150 pets. Low-cost distemper/parvo shots will also be available. Read more»

A video purporting to show dogs being euthanized in Bali is generating outrage.

Bali, during heavy euthanasia campaigns, has killed an estimated 100,000 dogs in the span of 12 months. Read more»

Skunks are common carriers of rabies, in part because they tend to congregate around food sources such as bird feeders outside houses.

The unusually mild winter is fueling a rabies outbreak among skunks in southern Arizona, and one expert said it’s only a matter of time before the problem begins in northern Arizona. Read more»

This lil' fellow is not a rabid skunk found near Tucson.

Anyone who may have had contact with — or whose pet may have touched — a rabid skunk found Tuesday at Catalina State Park should call the Pima County Health Department, officials said. The sick animal was found surrounded by about 30 people and many pets, a spokesman said. The skunk tested positive for the life-threatening disease. Read more»

Vampire bats are the leading cause of rabies in Latin America. Now, for the first time, health authorities have confirmed that someone in the United States died from rabies transmitted by a vampire bat. (with video) Read more»

A gray fox is shown in this U.S. Bureau of Reclamation photo. Rabies cases are down significantly so far this year, and officials say efforts to prevent the spread of rabies in gray foxes, shunks and other species at greatest risk for the virus deserve part of the credit. Favorable weather and diseased creatures dying off also have helped, officials say.

Rabies cases are down significantly this year around Arizona, a drop officials attribute in part to aggressive steps to control the virus in wildlife, favorable weather and diseased animals dying off. Read more»