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Wildlife Damage - National Rabies Management Program

The National Rabies Management Program conducts ORV operations in many US states. State summaries, maps, and statistics for oral rabies vaccine distribution can be accessed through this database.

Rabies is caused by a virus that infects the central nervous system in mammals. It is almost always transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The majority of rabies cases in the United States occur in wildlife including raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats. Rabies is invariably fatal, however, effective vaccines are available to protect people, pets and livestock.

The National Rabies Management Program was established in recognition of the changing scope of rabies. The goal of the program is to prevent the further spread of wildlife rabies and eventually eliminate terrestrial rabies in the United States through an integrated program that involves the use of oral rabies vaccination targeting wild animals.

Since, 1995, Wildlife Services (WS) has been working cooperatively with local, State, and Federal governments, universities and other partners to address this public health problem by distributing oral rabies vaccination (ORV) baits in targeted areas. This cooperative program targets the raccoon variant, canine variant in coyotes and a unique variant of gray fox rabies

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USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Contact Name
APHIS Customer Service Center
Contact Email
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Bureau Code
005:32 - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service