Rabies Vectors

Carriers of Rabies

Foxes, skunks, raccoons, groundhogs, and bats are rabies vector species and can carry the rabies virus without showing any of the typical symptoms.  It is important to handle these animals with caution if you need to rescue one.  Use gloves, towels or other thick materials. Some symptoms the animal might display are signs of neurological disorder, dragging rear legs, excessive drooling, scruffy fur and/or any discharge from the eyes and nose.  Prevent any type of exposure to the animal.  Exposure would be you coming into contact with the animal's saliva from a bite or on any open wounds and mucus areas like the eyes, nose and mouth. These symptoms could also be signs of parvo virus or distemper in raccoons and foxes, keep away from your pets.

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