*Public Health Officials Remind Montanans to Avoid Potential Rabies Risks*
March 31, 2021
State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. With the arrival of spring weather and an increase in outdoor recreation, more and more Montanans are enjoying the outdoors. This increases the risk for potential encounters between humans and wild animals because of the time spent hiking and engaging in other outdoor activities.
Rabies is a fatal disease. The rabies virus is carried in the saliva of infected warm-blooded mammals and is usually transmitted to people and other animals through a bite. Human rabi...