Texas nearly ends rabies with aerial vaccine drops

Source: Reuters

Three King Air planes are lined up on a small runway in the town of Del Rio preparing to bomb south Texas — not with explosives, but with hundreds of thousands of packets of rabies vaccine.

The packets, each about the size of fast food ketchup, contain enough vaccine to inoculate the coyotes that roam the southwest Texas brush country against rabies, which until the last two decades was threatening livestock and humans alike.

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