All Pro Critter Management

Rabies

A person or other animals are exposed to rabies when bitten by a rabid animal or when the saliva from a rabid animal comes in contact with a person's mouth, eyes, nose or fresh wound. Person's exposed to rabies need to receive timely administration of a vaccine known as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to try to prevent the infection. In 2015, CDC estimates that over 30,000 persons in the United States receive PEP due to potential exposure to a rabid animal each year at an estimated cost that exceeds $3,000 per treatment.

In West Virginia 2016, there were 530 animals submitted to the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services. 28 (5.3%) tested positive for rabies by direct fluorescence assay (dFA). Positive species included 11 raccoons, 6 bats, 5 skunks, 3 foxes, 2 cats and a cow.

At the same time in West Virginia, USDA-Wildlife Services tested 598 animals with 5 (0.8%) testing positive for rabies by direct rapid immunohistochemical test (dRIT). Positive species included 4 raccons and a woodchuck.

CDC reports that there are 1 to 3 human rabies annually in the United States. Thirty-four human rabies cases has been diagnosed in the United States since 2003 with 10 of them contracted abroad.

DHHR Rabies Data.
CDC Rabies Data.
CDC Human Rabies Data.

Home Bats Beaver Birds Coyote
Groundhogs Possums Rabies Raccoons
Rats/Mice Snakes Skunks Squirrels
Other Animals

Contact
Phone: 304.859.8259
E-maiL: henrythecritterman.hvac@gmail.com

Service Area
West Virginia.