Disease Detectives Investigate Rabies Cases around the World
CDC’s disease detectives are helping to solve rabies cases around the world. Read about some of the challenging cases they’ve encountered:
CDC coordinated a response with multiple partners when an imported dog tested positive for rabies to keep people and animals safe.
Following an outbreak of rabies, CDC experts traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with the Ministry of Health to respond.
In May 2017, investigators from CDC confirmed a case of human rabies in a 65-year-old Virginia resident. This individual was bitten by a rabid dog while touring India in January and developed symptoms after returning home.
CDC investigated the first case of human rabies caused by a mongoose bite in Puerto Rico.