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Health Tip: Preventing Rabies
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(HealthDay News) -- Rabies is a preventable viral disease most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal.
The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention each year occur in wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. Domestic animals such as cats and dogs account for fewer than 10 percent of reported cases.
The CDC offers these suggestions to help prevent rabies:
-- Nancyann Rella
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