Spatiotemporal analysis of epizootic raccoon rabies
propagation in Connecticut, 1991-1995.
The epizootiology of raccoon rabies
in the eastern United States has been investigated in several states, including Virginia (11,12), Connecticut (13), and Maryland (14,15).
Although the raccoon rabies
variant continued to spread throughout the state in the 1990s, the annual number of raccoons testing positive for rabies decreased from 2,318 in 1993 to 691 in 1998.
Epizootiologic aspects of raccoon rabies
The epidemiologic description is intended medical practitioners and public health officials in reducing the incidence of domestic animal exposure to rabid animals and thus in minimizing the need for P communities affected by the raccoon rabies
They find that raccoon rabies
could spread throughout the state in just three years.
Through monoclonal antibody studies, the virus was found to be a strain of raccoon rabies
virus variant transmission through solid organ transplantation.
There has only been one human case of raccoon rabies
, a man in Virginia, in 15 years.
On August 27, 2009, a sick raccoon collected from Central Park in Manhattan tested positive for rabies virus, marking the emergence of an enzootic of raccoon rabies
in Central Park.
20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabies cases in Pennsylvania fell 13 percent in 2003 as a result of the Oral Raccoon Rabies
Vaccination (ORV) Program, Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Dennis C Wolf said today.
However, the survey did document interstate travel of captive deer, which raises concern for the possible translocation of a raccoon rabies
virus variant across oral rabies vaccination boundaries.