Saturday, August 1, 2020

Agriculture Reports 165 Cases Of Rabies In Domestic, Wild Animals In 49 Counties So Far This Year

As of July 21, the Department of Agriculture reports 165 cases of rabies in wild and domestic animals in 49 counties across the state.
Counties with the most cases of rabies in wild and domestic animals-- Chester (10), Cumberland (12) and York (11).
Followed by Adams (5), Allegheny (6), Bedford (6), Berks (7), Bucks (5), Centre (7), Erie (5), Franklin (5), Lancaster (7), Lycoming (5), Luzerne (7) and Northampton (5). 
These counties have no cases so far-- Blair, Cameron, Carbon, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan, Venango, Washington, Wayne and Wyoming. 
Rabies is a virus of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) that can affect any mammal and is widespread throughout Pennsylvania.
To learn more about this disease in Pennsylvania, visit the Department of Agriculture’s Rabies webpage.   Click Here for a rabies factsheet from the Department of Health.
Questions about rabies in domestic animals should be directed to 717-772-2852 or send an email to:
Contact your regional Game Commission Office for questions about rabies in wildlife or visit the Commission’s Rabies webpage.
Contact the Department of Health for questions concerning rabies in people by calling 1-877-PAHEALTH or visit the Department’s Rabies webpage.
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