Ohio department of health officials has announced that they have started baiting for the rabies. The baiting of rabies is something like distributing the rabies vaccine to the animals.
Recently, there were 5 cases of rabies confirmed in the region of Ohio. The confirmed cases were because of the fox like animal raccoon. So in an effort to prevent further occurrence of the disease, the health officials from Ohio has decided to bait the wild animals.
They will begin baiting from today. The officials have also announced that they will be covering 4,334 miles until September 20. For this they will be using the aircrafts and the vehicles.
Rabies virus is usually found in the saliva of the animals. The more frequent carriers of rabies are dogs, bats, monkeys, cattle’s, foxes, raccoons.
The virus rabies infects the brain which can result in serious disease called hydrophobia. The patients affected by hydrophobia develop fear of water. Rabies can effect to such an extent that patients infected by rabies stops drinking water.
Rabies is also difficult to diagnose in the early stages. So people should be careful to prevent the same disease by administering vaccination to their pets.