What is rabies?

Rabies is an infection of the brain caused by a virus. The disease is usually fatal. Rabies appears to come in cycles; peak years reporting more than five times the cases of an average year. This makes it even more important that domestic animals be currently vaccinated against the disease. Wichita requires an annual rabies vaccination on all dogs and cats. Find information on cases of rabies in Kansas from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Rabies Lab.

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1. What is the "leash law" in Wichita?
2. Why does the leash law exist?
3. What is a rabies quarantine?
4. What is rabies?
5. How is rabies transmitted?
6. Which animals are at greatest risk of getting rabies?
7. What is being done to control rabies?
8. Which animals are not likely to have rabies?