Rabies is a fatal but preventable viral disease. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. In the United States, rabies is mostly found in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. Rabies is still a problem for public health in Nebraska. Rabies in humans is 100% preventable through prompt appropriate medical care.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY A RABID ANIMAL IT IS VITAL YOU RECEIVE MEDICAL CARE IMMEDIATELY!
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