The number of human rabies cases in this country has dramatically declined due to improved rabies vaccination programs for pets and better treatment for people who have been bitten. The majority of recent human cases acquired in the U.S. have resulted from exposure to bats. To prevent the spread of rabies to humans, keep your pet’s vaccinations current and avoid contact with wild animals.
Dogs are still a significant source of rabies in other countries. Be aware of this risk when traveling outside of the United States.
What You Can Do to Help Control Rabies
If You Have Been Bitten