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During 2014, domestic animals accounted for 47.9% of all animals submitted for testing, but only 7.37% (n = 445) of all rabies cases reported, representing a decrease of 4.71% compared with the 467 reported in 2013.

Fifty-nine rabid dogs were reported in 2014, representing a 33.71% decrease from the 89 reported in 2013. Most of the rabid dogs were reported from Texas (n = 14 [23.7%]), Puerto Rico (12 [20.3%]), and Oklahoma (9 [15.2%]). Cats accounted for 61.1% (272/445) of the rabid domestic animals reported in 2014, a 10.12% increase compared with the 247 reported in 2013.

A total of 78 rabid cattle were reported in 2014, representing a 9.30% decrease from the 86 reported in 2013. Twenty-five rabid horses and mules were reported during 2014, a 19.35% decrease compared with the 31 reported during 2013. Ten rabid sheep and goats were reported in 2014 compared with the 9 reported during 2013. A single rabid llama was reported from South Carolina.

Rabid Dogs and Cats Reported in the United States
2008-Cats | 2008-Dogs | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

 
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