Do chipmunks carry rabies?

Answer Any mammal has the potential to carry rabies, but it is very rare in rodents ie/chipmunks, squirrels, and evidence suggests that wild rodents do not carry the disease to humans.

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What animals carry rabies?

As rabies is a virus, any mammal can technically have and/or carry rabies. Certain species such as opossums, which have too low a body temperature to harbour the virus, are extremely low risk. The ... Read More »

Can squirrels carry rabies?

Squirrels are capable of carrying rabies, but this is a highly unusual occurrence. One theory is that squirrels tend to die from the trauma of getting bitten by a rabid animal, meaning they don't t... Read More »

Can a mouse carry rabies?

Rabies is a disease of warm-blooded mammals. Although it is possible for mice to carry rabies, it is very rare, according to the Maryland Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration.... Read More »

Can an opossum carry rabies?

Opossums rarely contract rabies due to their low body temperature. However, because they are mammals, it is possible for them to both carry the virus and pass on rabies to humans through the saliva... Read More »