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Cases of Rabies Among Wildlife in the United States, by Year and Species, 1983 to 2014

Rabies in Wild Animals, 1983-2014

The graph shows cases of rabies among wildlife reported in the United States by year and species from 1983 to 2014. Wild animals accounted for 92.6 percent of reported cases of rabies in 2014. Raccoons continued to be the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species (accounting for 30.2 percent of all animal cases during 2014), followed by bats (29.1 percent), skunks (26.3 percent), and foxes (4.1 percent).