Wildlife Rabies RiskDr. Jim Fredericks
Friday, December 20, 2013
Homes are havens of warmth, especially in the wintery weather
much of the country is experiencing this December. Homeowners
should be wary of wildlife such as raccoons trying to stay warm in garages or
looking for something to eat in trash bins.
Raccoons, foxes, and bats are known carriers of
rabies and can pass the virus to humans through a bite. It is
best to avoid wildlife if outside and to seal all doors, windows,
and openings to the home to keep critters out.