rabies

picture of bat hanging from tree branch
July 22, 2020

A Seattle woman recently picked up a bat from a sidewalk to move it into a bush – not realizing, of course, that it was carrying rabies. 

July 10, 2019

In some  countries, about 99 percent of the time, rabies exposure is through stray dog bites, said Anne Terry, UW Medicine Travel Clinic director at Hall Health.

Dog lying in an alley
July 10, 2019

If you travel abroad, try to avoid stray dogs. Travel-medicine experts say that, although rabies is rare, a bite could expose you to the infection. A bite or scratch requires treatment immediately with a series of vaccines.

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