Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Animal Bite Rabies Incidence

Facts about rabies:

  • There are only 2 to 3 cases of rabies each year in the US.
  • About 1 in 100,000,000 people are infected each year in the US.
  • There are about 7,000 cases of rabies in animals each year:
    • 45 percent of those are raccoons.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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