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Public Health Officials Remind Montanans About Rabies Threat

State and local public health officials remind Montanans to be aware of rabies exposure risks as summer approaches. The potential for encounters between humans and wild animals increases during the spring and summer months as Montanans spend increased time engaging in outdoor activities.

Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected warm-blooded mammals and is usually transmitted to people and other animals through a bite. Post-exposure prophylaxis, a series of injections administered after exposure, has a 100% success rate in preventing rabie...

 

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