Don't reach down to pet that stray cat: The number of reported rabies cases among cats increased by 12% in 2008 compared to 2007. More than 36% of US cat-owning households did not visit a veterinarian in 2006, which is more than double the percentage of dog-owning households that didn't visit a vet. This might be because so many cat owners adopt animals that turn up on their doorsteps, and some of them never really become tame.
In LiveScience.com, Jim Dawson quotes a warning from the Center for Disease Control: "While dogs have historically been associated with rabies transmissions to humans, cats are the animal most likely to expose a human to rabies. Cats are often in close contact with both humans and wild animals, including those that primarily transmit rabies. This creates a situation in which rabies may be more easily transmitted to humans from cats."
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