Get Control Early: Prevention and Causes of Rabies

Posted on August 23, 2017 by Animal Capture

Prevention and Causes of Rabies

Animal Capture Wildlife Control has dealt with many rabid animals over the years, and we seek to educate the public on how rabies is transmitted and what can be done to prevent getting rabies. Rabies, a common, life-threatening virus that attacks the central nervous system, causes tens of thousands of deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization.

Usually transmitted through a bite from the saliva of infected animals, the most common species to transmit rabies in the U.S. include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons, and skunks. The most common household pet to have rabies is the dog. Unfortunately, while rabies can often be prevented and can be cured before symptoms begin, it is nearly always fatal once a person displays symptoms of rabies.

We recommend protecting yourself and loved ones from the dangers of rabies transmission. Rabies can almost always be cured if you seek medical attention as soon as you think you could have been bitten by a rabid animal. Currently, there is no early test to detect rabies. Rabies is treated with a series of vaccines that stops the infection before symptoms set in.

Symptoms displayed by pets and humans afflicted with rabies include frothing at the mouth, tingling, muscle weakness, fear of water, and confusion.

Contact Animal Capture Wildlife Control if you suspect there is a rabid animal in your neighborhood. Call (310) 551-0901 if you have any questions.