CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - It is rare, but serious. Rabies impacts thousands of people each year. In this week's Neighborhood Health Watch we show you what to look for.
Dr. Rebekah Wrenn, a pharmacist, tells us that rabies is a virus that is contracted from the bite of an infected animal.
Often there are no symptoms after the animal bite occurs. The symptoms come several months later and can be serious.
It is important to try and avoid wild or unvaccinated animals.
Seek medical attention if you are bitten by a wild or domestic animal.