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The number of confirmed rabies cases in animals through the first five months of this year was at the highest since 2009, and state health officials said they expect cases to increase as the summer heats up. (Photo by Dagnyg/Creative Commons)

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Rise in rabies cases expected to continue as summer heats up in Arizona

Rabies cases in Arizona have risen sharply this year compared to the same time last year, and state health officials said the problem is only likely to get worse as the weather heats up.