Rabies in cats!

2014 January 09
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Rabies in cats!

Rabies is a viral disease that affects the nervous system of mammals, including humans. Animals and people can get rabies when they come into contact with the saliva of, or most often through the bite of an infected animal.1 If a person is bitten by, or exposed to an animal that may have rabies, he or she must receive appropriate medical care immediately in order to prevent rabies disease. Rabies in the Wild Before 1960, the majority of rabies cases reported in the US were in domestic animals, but mandatory immunization programs for pets have greatly reduced these cases in the US2. Now, the animals most commonly infected with rabies are wild animals, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes and bats.1 Watch the Featured Video to see what Merial is doing to help control rabies in the wild.