Rabies Around Us: Avoiding, Treating And Eradicating The Viral Disease

Apr 19, 2019

Since 2005, just over 800 animals in Vermont have tested positive for rabies. But no coyotes. Until recently, when two coyotes in Addison County were found to be rabid. We'll take a full look at rabies in Vermont and the threat it poses to humans.

Vermont’s Public Health Veterinarian Dr. Natalie Kwit and Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter discuss behaviors of rabid animals, post-exposure treatments for rabies and the ongoing efforts to eliminate rabies in the U.S.

For the Vermont USDA Rabies Hotline, call 1-800-4-RABIES (1-800-472-2437).

Broadcast live on Monday, April 22, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.