Rabies – What you need to know

Raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes, bats and other types of wildlife can have rabies – Never touch these animals. Did you know

  • Rabies is a deadly disease transmitted through the saliva of an infected animal, usually from bites
  • Not all bats have rabies, but most human cases in the US are caused by bats
  • Bat bites leave a small wound but require urgent medical attention. If bitten, wash the wound with soap and water and call your doctor.

For more information visit www.cdc.gov/rabies or www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/rabies


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