Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2011.

  title={Rabies surveillance in the United States during 2011.},
  author={Jesse Dean Blanton and Jessie L. Dyer and Jesse McBrayer and Charles E. Rupprecht},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={241 6},
During 2011, 49 states and Puerto Rico reported 6,031 rabid animals and 6 human rabies cases to the CDC, representing a 1.9% decrease from the 6,153 rabid animals and 2 human cases reported in 2010. Approximately 92% of reported rabid animals were wildlife. Relative contributions by the major animal groups were as follows: 1,981 raccoons (32.8%), 1,627 skunks (27.0%), 1,380 bats (22.9%), 427 foxes (7.1%), 303 cats (5.0%), 65 cattle (1.1%), and 70 dogs (1.2%). Compared with 2010, there was a… CONTINUE READING

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