The quarantine period is a precaution against the remote possibility that an animal may appear healthy but actually be sick with rabies. The likelihood of rabies in a domestic animal varies by region hence the need for postexposure prophylaxis also varies.In some states the raccoon is classified as a rabies vector species (RVS) which means its an animal that can carry and transmit rabies. Technically any mammal can do so but raccoons are a higher risk.Rabies vaccine is a vaccine used to prevent rabies. There are a number of vaccines available that are both safe and effective. They can be used to prevent rabies before and for a period of time after exposure to the virus such as by a dog or bat bite. The immunity that develops is long lasting after a full course. Doses are usually given by
LISTEN TO OUR PSA ABOUT BAT RABIES READ THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC STUDY ABOUT BAT RABIES Bats and Rabies All bats do not carry rabies. All mammals can contract and carry rabies however bats are not asymptomatic carriers of the disease. In reality bats contract rabies far less than other animals. Less than 12 of 1% Continue reading Rabies InfoRaccoonsalong with foxes (red and gray) skunks and batsare considered a primary carrier of the rabies virus in the United States. While any warm-blooded animal can carry rabies these are the ones we call rabies vector species.Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. Early symptoms can include fever and tingling at the site of exposure. These symptoms are followed by one or more of the following symptoms violent movements uncontrolled excitement fear of water an inability to move parts of the body confusion
Everything you need to know about Rabies FAQs fact sheets manuals links and more. The mission of the Georgia Department of Public Health is to prevent disease injury and disability promote health and well being and prepare for and respond to disasters.At least 13 of deaths due to human rabies are among children less than 15 years old. Animal bite cases has been increasing for the past 5 years.24.06.2006 Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.