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Animals tested positive for rabies

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Story Behind the Curve

Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system of mammals, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes, although any mammal can get rabies. In the US, bats are the most common transporter of the disease. 

This indicator shows the cases of rabies found in bats within the health district for each year.  

Partners

Utah Department of Health lab, animal control. 

What Works

Rabies can be prevented by vaccinating pets, staying away from wildlife, and seeking medical care after potential exposures before symptoms start.

Strategy
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