Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the nervous system and is always fatal unless the victim has been immunized or receives proper treatment. It affects all mammals. This fact sheet provides background about the disease and what animals are likely to carry and spread rabies. It also covers rabies control, what to do if bitten by any animal, and what to do with a suspected rabid animal.
This fact sheet discusses how to know if birds have the disease, what happens to infected birds, which birds are affected, what to do to prevent spread of the disease and if you find dead birds at your feeder.