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Rabies is a viral infection in animals that can spread to humans. It is caused by a virus which attacks the nervous system and eventually affects the brain. Animals that can carry and transmit rabies include racoons, bats, dogs, cats, and opossum. If you see an animal stumbling around, foaming at the mouth, or acting is an overly aggressive manner maintain a safe distance and contact the proper authorities. If you are bitten by an animal that you suspect to be raid seek medical attention immediately! There is a 48hr window from the time of the bite to seek medical attention. Once you develop symptoms it is too late, there is no cure for rabies and it is always fatal. For more information on rabies visit Health Canada.