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FACT SHEET on Rabies
What is rabies?"
Rabies is a virus that attacks the central nervous system and eventually the brain. It is usually fatal for humans.
Rabies is spread in the saliva of an animal with rabies.
Rabies can affect any warm-blooded animal, domestic or wild. It has been found in dogs, cats, foxes, raccoons, skunks, wolves, bats, cattle and horses.
Rabid animals usually act very differently; for example - they may become aggressive, restless or excitable, appear to have difficulty swallowing or have weakness in their limbs, or lose their appetite or refuse to eat.
How can I prevent rabies?
Have your animals vaccinated
Don't go near stray animals
Keep your pets on a leash
Report unusual animal behaviour to a veterinarian or animal control
Consult the Public Health Department when you find a bat in a room where someone has been sleeping
What should you do if you have been bitten?
Immediately wash the bite wounds with soap and water
Get medical care immediately after a bite
Your doctor will report the incident to Public Health. The Public Health Inspector will arrange to have the pet confined and observed for 10 days.
If possible, wild animals will be captured, euthanized and sent for rabies testing after a biting incident.