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Reported Cases of Rabies in Skunks, by County, 2014

Reported cases of rabies in skunks, by county, 2014

The figure shows a map of the United States with highlighted counties where rabid skunks were reported during 2014. Histogram represents number of counties in each category (light grey for 1 tested animal; medium grey for two to five tested animals; and dark grey for six to 672 tested animals) for total number of skunks submitted for rabies testing. Point locations (red dots) for rabid skunks were randomly selected within each reporting jurisdiction. The majority of cases occur in central and eastern United States. The total number of reported cases involving skunks in 2014 was 1,588, representing 26.3 percent of all wildlife rabies cases in the United States.