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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

Skunk and Raccoon Rabies in the Eastern United States: Temporal and Spatial Analysis

Marta A. Guerra*Comments to Author , Aaron T. Curns*, Charles E. Rupprecht*, Cathleen A. Hanlon*, John W. Krebs*, and James E. Childs*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of counties within 11 mid-Atlantic states reporting skunk and raccoon rabies, 1990–2000

State Median no. of rabid animals per county(min, max) No. of counties with at least one rabid animal (% of total counties in state)
Skunks Raccoons Skunks Raccoons
Connecticut 77 (12,209) 380 (225,918) 8 (100) 8 (100)
Delaware 52 (30,97) 269 (168,372) 3 (100) 3 (100)
Massachusetts 80 (14,160) 170 (36,387) 11 (78.6) 11 (78.6)
Maryland 13 (2,82) 226 (105,1075) 23 (95.8) 24 (100)
North Carolina 5 (1,55) 25 (1,166) 41 (41) 86 (100)
New Jersey 31 (4,78) 131 (4,350) 21 (100) 21 (100)
New York 20 (3,202) 127 (2,1294) 55 (88.7) 58 (93.5)
Pennsylvania 11 (1,72) 37 (2,343) 64 (95.5) 66 (98.5)
Rhode Island 56 (9,123) 67 (23,173) 5 (100) 5 (100)
Virginia 7 (1,87) 20 (1,1100) 92 (67.6) 109 (80.1)
West Virginia 8 (1,42) 17 (1,101) 21 (38.2) 30 (54.5)
Total or median 13 (1,209) 42 (1,1294) 344 (69.5) 421 (85.1)

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