Thursday, April 10

Facts About Rabies

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  • In the United States, an average of one person per year dies from rabies. Worldwide however, approximately 45,000 to 60,000 people die each year from rabies. The reason for the relatively low number of deaths in the US is because of an aggressive vaccination program for dogs, cats and ferrets. This statistic shows how important it is to vaccinate all pets, not just dogs, cats and ferrets, but all mammalian pets.

  • Rabies is found worldwide except for a few islands, Australia, and Antarctica.
  • Of wildlife species in the US, wild raccoons account for the largest number of rabies cases. Wild skunks account for the second largest number of rabies cases in wildlife in the US.

  • All mammals are believed to be susceptible to the rabies virus, but reservoirs are confined to Carnivores (dogs, foxes, coyotes, cats, raccoons, skunks, mongooses, etc) and Chirpotera (bats).

  • More people die each year from dog attacks than die from rabies. In 1999 alone, 11 people died from dog attacks, and only 1 from rabies.

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3 comments:

Grogal said...

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Anonymous said...

u said "More people die each year from dog attacks than die from rabies. In 1999 alone, 11 people died from dog attacks, and only 1 from rabies."
i guess dogs are lessdangerous when they have rabies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ok so question....if a dog has rabies will the white in their eyes be bloodshot?