KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Friday, 2/19/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Lt. Jose Pena, SCC Animal Care & Control, says rabies is a viral infection transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal. 
As SCC continues to grapple with an outbreak that started last year, primarily in skunks, Pena says if a dog fights with a skunk and is bitten it is considered a positive exposure and if the dog is not vaccinated, it will be quarantined at the pound for at least ten days.