Suburban development brings greater rabies risk

06/14/2011 | Discovery

Vaccines have all but eliminated the risk of rabies for America's dogs, but increased suburban development that brings people closer to wildlife means the threat of the disease still looms. Raccoons, bats, foxes and skunks are the main carriers of the saliva-borne disease, which is transmitted through bites and kills animals and people fairly soon after reaching the brain.

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