Reported cases of rabies in raccoons, by county, 2015
The figure shows a map of the United States with highlighted counties where rabid raccoons were tested during 2015. Histogram represents number of counties in each category (light grey for 1-2 tested animals; medium grey for 3-41 tested animals; and dark grey for 42-811 tested animals) for total number of raccoons submitted for rabies testing. Point locations (red dots) for rabid raccoons were randomly selected within each reporting jurisdiction. The majority of cases occurred in the eastern United States. A few cases were also reported in central Texas. The total number of reported cases involving raccoons in 2015 was 1,611, representing 29.4 percent of all wildlife rabies cases in the United States.
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