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Rio Grande do Sul facing an outbreak of bovine rabies

The Department of Agriculture in Rio Grande do Sul (Seappa) this week starts a new offensive to contain the spread of bovine rabies in the state. Since January, 71 outbreaks have been identified in 26 municipalities and an estimated 3,500 animals have died of the disease, transmitted by vampire bats.

According to the director of the Department of Agricultural Defense at Seappa, Eraldo Marques, this is the second-largest outbreak of rabies in the state.

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