Did You Know?
Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
- Every 10 minutes someone in the US is treated for possible rabies exposure—usually after contact with a bat or other wild animal.
- Bats are responsible for 70% of human deaths from rabies in the US, according to the latest Vital Signs report.
- You can protect yourself from rabies by leaving wildlife alone, seeking medical care after an animal bite or scratch, and vaccinating your pets.
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