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How common is rabies?

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In brief: Uncommon

Rabies is quite rare but it also depends on where you are.
Not all a animals can transmit the disease. the reason you hear some much about it is that is a fatal disease that can be prevented with proper immunization.

In brief: Uncommon

Rabies is quite rare but it also depends on where you are.
Not all a animals can transmit the disease. the reason you hear some much about it is that is a fatal disease that can be prevented with proper immunization.
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Dr. Brandon Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: Very uncommon

It's very uncommon, especially in the United States.
According to the CDC (http://1.usa.gov/1pHeqhR), "in 2013, 49 states and Puerto Rico claimed 5,865 cases of rabies in animals and 3 human rabies cases to CDC." That said, rabies is a terrible disease that is almost universally fatal. Any possible exposure to rabies requires emergent evaluation and possible treatment with early vaccination.

In brief: Very uncommon

It's very uncommon, especially in the United States.
According to the CDC (http://1.usa.gov/1pHeqhR), "in 2013, 49 states and Puerto Rico claimed 5,865 cases of rabies in animals and 3 human rabies cases to CDC." That said, rabies is a terrible disease that is almost universally fatal. Any possible exposure to rabies requires emergent evaluation and possible treatment with early vaccination.
Dr. Brandon Greene
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