Beware Of Rabies

A death in New York renews fears about a scourge once thought to be under control

Shortly after the Fourth of July weekend, 11-year-old Kelly Ahrendt complained to her parents that she did not feel well and was having trouble sleeping. But the Ahrendts, a family of nine living on a small farm in Mamakating, New York, had no real hint of the horror to come. On July 7, Kelly said her knuckles and arm hurt, and the next day was taken to the doctor. According to the family, he thought that some cartwheels she did earlier in the week might have caused the arm pain. As for her other symptoms, the doctor suspected strep throat and...

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