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State veterinarian: Rabies still an issue in Michigan

Dogs in an animal shelter
Dogs in an animal shelter

LANSING (WKZO) -- State agriculture officials are urging Michigan residents to protect themselves, their families, pets and livestock from rabies.  According to State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill, rabies is still a concern and all mammals are susceptible to the disease.

There have been 35 cases of rabies to date in the state, with the most being six in Ingham County and three in Washtenaw County.  Two cases have been found in Berrien, Genesee, Jackson, Livingston, Macomb, and Oakland counties.

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