What is rabies?
Rabies is a disease that is caused by a virus that affects the nervous system. If not treated, rabies is almost always fatal. Rabies vaccination laws for pets have greatly reduced the occurrence of rabies among people and domestic animals in the United States. However, wild animals such as skunks, raccoons, bats and foxes still pose a significant public health threat.

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1. What is rabies?
2. How is rabies spread?
3. How do I know if an animal has rabies?
4. Can rabies be prevented?
5. What do I do if an animal bites me?