Pittsburg Police report that two animals have tested positive for rabies in Pittsburg/Camp County within the past 30 days. One was a dog and the second was a skunk that was seen fighting with a dog. In both of these cases, the dogs had not been vaccinated for rabies as required by State statute.
The most effective prevention is to have your pets vaccinated. In addition to this, humans should not handle wild animals. One study showed that most human deaths from rabies are because they were in contact with bats. The reason given is due to the small puncture wound made from bat teeth is not readily noticeable. Without treatment, death will occur.
Rabies is a virus that affects warm-blooded animals.