World Rabies Day, which is dedicated to helping people understand how rabies is transmitted and what to do when a person is exposed to the virus, is this Saturday, Sept. 28. At the Worms & Germs blog, Scott Weese has a 2012 rabies recap with data taken from the U.S. annual rabies surveillance report in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The report found that 6,162 cases of rabies were diagnosed in animals in 2012, and 92% of rabid animals were wildlife — which underscores the importance of staying away from wildlife and vaccinating your animals against rabies.
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