• Rabies in New Jersey | Winslow Animal Hospital

    One year ago - By Winslow Animal Hospital

    What is rabies?
    Rabies is a viral disease. The virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal, and it can be transmitted by a bite or contaminated saliva coming into contact with an open cut. As the disease progresses, the virus attacks the nervous system and causes death.
    Cats account for the majority of domestic animal rabies cases in New Jersey.
    Which animals can get rabies?
    The rabies virus affects mammals. Most of the animals affected are wildlife, particularly raccoons, bats, skunks, groundhogs, and foxes. Other mammals can get rabies as well, including dogs, cats, and even people !...
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