Which animal species should be targeted?

Control efforts should be directed at controlling rabies in the species mostly responsible for maintaining the epidemic. This may be dogs, or wild carnivores or bats. If the disease is maintained by wildlife species, it is still important to vaccinate dogs (and cats) because they are an important interface transmitting the disease to people.

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