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Do all wild animals have rabies?

If you come across a wild animal, there are many reasons to be concerned. First of all, the animal may become so terrified at the prospect of coming across you, that it may become aggressive and attack you. Being bitten by a wild animal, such as a coyote, fox, snake, raccoon, or other animal can be quite dangerous to you, and so it is a great idea to try to stay as far away from these animals as possible.

This is not the only reason to be concerned, however. You also have the issue of parasites and pathogens that these animals carry and that can pose a serious risk to you. Many of these wild animals have a large number of diseases is that are not only passed when the animal bites or scratches you, but you can actually contract them by coming in contact with their waste or other bodily fluid. This can be incredibly dangerous to you and is one of the primary reasons why you need to stay as far away from them as you can.

One of the diseases that you need to be concerned about is that wild animals can carry such things as rabies. Rabies is something we are most familiar of in relation to dogs, but there are many wild animals that carry this disease as well.

Being bitten by one of them can be incredibly dangerous. If not treated right away, the illness is always fatal. It’s not only the fact that it will lead to death that should be of concern to you, but also the fact that death is a brutal one. This is one of the most horrific and debilitating kinds of illnesses that a person can contract and is the reason why you must be treated right away should you be bitten by a wild animal.

However, some of you may wonder if all wild animals have rabies? The simple answer to this question is no. For many animals, contracting rabies from them is quite rare. The average rat or mouse is quite unlikely to have rabies, however, for a raccoon the chances are 20% that if you were to come across one of these rodents that it could have rabies.

Overall, is less than 5% of a possibility of a wild animal that you would come across would have rabies. It simply is not that common of an illness for wild animals to be carrying.

That’s good news for you if you should be bitten by a wild animal, however, if you are ever bitten by one and you are unable to capture the animal to bring in to be checked, then it is always wise to consult the doctor to see if you should begin the treatment process. It is important to understand that once the illness starts to take effect it is irreversible. This is why it may be safer to have you start the treatments than to risk being killed by this horrible disease. Read more: Florida Wildlife Control

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