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Wichita, KS 67213
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Read a fact sheet about
rabies, including transmission, treatment and prevention.
In the Midwest, skunks and bats are the main sources and the most common
animal species positive for rabies. Domestic pets and livestock can be infected
from exposure to these wildlife sources of rabies.
The risk of exposure to rabies is real, but the disease is preventable
in both humans and domestic animals. Rabies prevention consists of
vaccinating domestic animals, education of humans to avoid exposures,
and providing exposed persons with prompt post-exposure rabies prophylaxis.
Vaccinate your dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, cattle and sheep through your
If you have additional questions, please contact your veterinarian, local or
state health department, or the K-State Rabies Laboratory at 785-532-4483
of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our
community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe,
secure, and healthy environment.
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