72 Reported Rabies Cases in ND | VideoAmy Fox | 12/7/2012
Due to last year`s mild winter, the skunk population grew throughout the state. Skunks and other mammals can be carriers of the infectious disease. The disease can be transferred through bites, scratches, and saliva.
But, how do you know if an animal has rabies?
"Any abnormal signs that your animal normally doesn`t display could be a warning,” explains Linda Larson, North Dakota State Health Department Disease Control. “Excitability, agitated, paralysis, provoked/unprovoked attacks, and vicious attacks, those types of things are concerning."
If you think your animal has rabies, Larson recommends contacting your vet to have them tested