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How to protect yourself from rabies

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The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and Department of Livestock has released a set of tips on how to prevent rabies, a fatal disease transmitted to humans through the bite of infected animals.

As more people explore the outdoors in the warm summer months, DPHHS wants the public to know:

  • Do not feed or handle wild animals, even if they are dead.
  • Avoid all animal bites, even those from pets 
  • Vaccinate domestic animals against the deadly disease
  • Cover your home's outside entry points with screens, loose plastic, or bird netting to keep out bats
  • Beware unusual wild animal behavior such as nocturnal animals (i.e. skunks, bats, etc.) being seen during the day.

More information about this fatal but preventable disease can be found on the DPHHS website.

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