October 12th, 2009
04:29 PM ET

What to do if you're attacked by an animal

The Centers for Disease Control

Attacks by wild animals are dangerous because of diseases transmitted from animal to human, such as Rabies.

Wild animals accounted for 92 percent of reported cases of rabies in 2006. Raccoons continued to be the most frequently reported rabid wildlife species (37.7 percent of all animal cases during 2006), followed by bats (24.4 percent), skunks (21.5 percent), foxes (6.2 percent), and other wild animals, including rodents and lagomorphs (0.6 percent). Reported cases increased among all wild animals during 2006.

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