Rabies Cases Through the Past 'Discussion and Results' chapter

  • Length: 3 pages
  • Subject: Disease
  • Type: 'Discussion and Results' chapter
  • Paper: #86839005
  • Related Topics: Animals

Excerpt from 'Discussion and Results' chapter :

These charts conclusively establish that the preponderance of rabies cases occur in urban areas and that the percentage between urban and rural areas is consistent.

This graph demonstrates the occurrence of reported rabies cases for each animal type and overlays such occurrences against the location of each incident. The graph clearly establishes, again, the overwhelming involvement of raccoons in rabies cases, as in every given year of the study, the number of cases attributed to raccoons out numbers the rest of the animal types significantly.

These two charts compare the number of reported rabies cases in the states of Florida and Georgia. They demonstrate that rabies in the state of Georgia are far more prevalent than reported cases in Florida. In both states, raccoons are the primary problem and by numbers that are more serious than the remainder of the animal types combined. Interestingly, dogs, which are traditionally identified with rabies, are responsible for fewer reported cases than cats. Cats are rarely identified with rabies but, in both Florida and Georgia, their reported numbers are far higher.

This chart compares the number of reported cases in four animal types in Florida and Georgia. It demonstrates that in three of the four animal types the numbers are relatively equal but that in the case of raccoons the problem is far worse in the state of Georgia. The chart covers only four years and not the entire ten-year period covered in most of the graphs.

These charts provide a breakdown representing the percentage of cases involving the four largest number of reported cases by animal types in the peak years in the two individual jurisdictions under study. The percentage of raccoon involvement remains consistent, on a percentage basis, between the two jurisdictions. The percentages between fox and cats are inverted between the two states which may reflect the more rural nature of Georgia vs. Florida.

These graphs demonstrate the percentage of reported cases of what are presumptively the four largest animal types reported to be responsible for rabies cases in the two respective states in a given year. The purpose of the year chosen is not stated nor is its purpose. As in all the other graphs, raccoons remain the primary source of rabies cases.

The map demonstrates the number of reported rabies cases on a state by state basis for a speciific calendar year. The numbers reported are raw numbers and there is no breakdown as to animal types or location. The numbers also do not offer a comparison based on population…

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