Bats are the culprits of most of US rabies cases
Jun 12, 2019
According to the CDC, the belief that dogs often carry the rabies virus is entirely false since bats are currently the most common carriers. During the beginning of the 20th century, dogs were believed to carry rabies, a disease that can be fatal if not treated. It was later found that the condition can be present in a multitude of animals like foxes, skunks, and raccoons. The CDC states that over 70% of rabies cases in the US are now coming from bat bites or scratches. To prevent rabies, the animal must get a vaccine, and if bitten, the person needs to seek medical help immediately.