Unfortunately, there is no known, effective treatment for rabies once symptoms of the disease appear.
As the rabies infection in the raccoon progresses, the raccoon will start producing strange sounds.
Rabies is not contagious from person to person. The virus most often spreads through bites from an infected animal.
Centers for Disease Control: Rabies prevention — United States, 1991. Recommendations of the Immunization
11. Venter M, Smit S, Leman P, Swanepoel R. Phylogenetic evidence of widespread distribution of genotype
Raccoons usually contract rabies when they are exposed to the saliva of an already infected animal.
Baits used to vaccinate wildlife, particularly foxes and raccoons, against rabies. The bait sachets are
Animal control and rabies vaccination programs for dogs and cats are prevalent. There are also vaccination
Human cases of the virus are extremely rare in the United States, but if it’s not treated before symptoms