Rabies risk in bats in the United States of America

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the United States has been able to significantly reduce the number of people who become infected each year with rabies. However the deaths of three people, including one child, in late September and early November serves as a stark reminder that rabies can be transmitted by bats. None of the three individuals sought medical treatment for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which can prevent rabies from developing if administered before symptoms start. Read more

Affected Regions

North America

Affected Countries