Just because Chester County has the most incidents of rabies in the state doesn’t mean it’s crawling with frothing animals.
For one, as a vet with the county’s branch of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture points out, not all rabid animals froth at the mouth. But there could be several other reasons why the county’s rate is so high.
Like, as the West Chester Daily Local points out, a higher reporting rate, easy testing and the county’s density and proximity to woods.
Through the end of October, the county had 26 reported rabies cases.