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Vital Signs: Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures - United States, 1938-2018.

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Summary of "Vital Signs: Trends in Human Rabies Deaths and Exposures - United States, 1938-2018."

Each year, rabies causes approximately 59,000 deaths worldwide, including approximately two deaths in the United States. Before 1960, dogs were a common reservoir of rabies in the United States; however, increasingly, species of wildlife (e.g., bats, raccoons) are the main reservoirs. This report characterizes human rabies deaths, summarizes trends in rabies mortality, and highlights current rabies risks in the United States.

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Name: MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
ISSN: 1545-861X
Pages: 524-528

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