Great Segment on Rabies!
by Claire Holley on 4/25/2013

Dr. David Linzey of Boone was interviewed on MTN18 to discuss rabies, its symptoms, how it is transmitted, treated and what we can do to protect ourselves and our pets. North Carolina requires all dogs, cats and ferret owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies, beginning at four months of age.
 
According to public health officials, raccoons and cats represent the highest number of lab-confirmed rabies cases in the state in wild and domestic animals respectively. However any mammal can be infected, including bats. While most bats do not have rabies, they represent a significant risk of infection as most human cases of rabies in the United States are due to bat exposure. If you find bats in your home, please call your local health department immediately.  
 
Click the link to view this interesting segment Linzey interview on rabies
 
 




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