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2 April 2021 / The Nome Nugget / James Mason

Nome and region is in the midst of a rabies epidemic

Gambell, Alaska, United States

Nome and the surrounding area, including St. Lawrence Island, is fighting rabies almost as hard as it is fighting COVID-19. Because of the high level of rabies infection Fish and Game requested assistance from the National Rabies Management Response Program. Their job is to manage a wildlife disease outbreak. Several technicians and a rabies biologist are in Nome reducing the number of foxes.

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