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World Rabies Day is September 28th

September 28, 2017, is World Rabies Day, a global health observance started in 2007 to raise awareness about the burden of rabies. World Rabies Day is observed in many countries, including the United States. While rabies is a 100% preventable disease, thousands of people die from the disease around the world each day. Rabies is a fatal disease transmitted by animals to people and is present in New Hampshire wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks and foxes. If you see orphaned, stranded, or injured wildlife don’t try to help them yourself but call your local animal control officer, police department or the NH Fish and Game Department and they will be able to assist. For any concerns about potential rabies exposure through contact with wildlife or other animals, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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