Author Topic: CDC: Pa. sees 11% hike in rabies cases; #1 in nation for rabid cats  (Read 1150 times)

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ENOLA, Pa. (WHTM) – New statistics released from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show Pennsylvania had an 11 percent increase in rabid animals from the previous year.

Those CDC statistics show the state is number one in the nation for rabid cats. Pennsylvania has 62 percent more cats with confirmed rabies cases than Virginia, the state with the second-highest number. Susan Martin, executive director of the Lancaster County SPCA, says the state has a high number of feral cats. Trap, neuter, release clinics can reduce the number of feral cats, and potentially the number of rabid cats, according to Martin.

Pennsylvania is number two for overall rabies cases, rabies in raccoons, and rabies in domestic animals. The state is number three for rabid wildlife, according to the CDC. Health officials say it’s important to know the signs of rabies so you can keep your family and pets safe.
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Re: CDC: Pa. sees 11% hike in rabies cases; #1 in nation for rabid cats
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2016, 05:19:51 AM »
I was reading something about PA and  rabies the other day too.  don't remember what. Thanks for the article Dee.