While rabies is no longer an immediate threat to public health in the United States, it is still worth monitoring and tracking the condition due to a new carrier identified by researchers.
The report does not come from veterinarians in Virginia Beach, rather from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which the primary mode of the transmission currently is from bats, rather than dogs.
A recent report indicated that 7 out of 10 cases of rabies in the US are from these little flying mammals, especially those that come from the wild.
The CDC revelation came in the heels of a study conducted by researchers based on medical records covering a span of 80 years, from 1938 to 2018.
The study found that most infections reports by pet hospitals or veterinarians near me indicated that most rabies infections were from dog bites until 1960.
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