Is Rabies in Your State?

Each year, scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collect information about cases of animal and human rabies from the state health departments and publish the information in a summary report. The most recent report entitled “Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2017”external icon contains the epidemiologic information on rabies during 2017.

During 2017, 49 states and Puerto Rico reported 4,454 cases of rabies in animals and 2 human rabies cases to CDC. The total number of reported cases decreased by 9.3 percent compared with 2016 (4,910 rabid animals and 0 human cases of rabies).

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