All warm blooded mammals, including man, are susceptible to Rabies infection. Rabies is almost always contracted by exposure to a rabid animal. The exposure is usually through a bite, but saliva contact with broken skin is also a possible route. Bats are the primary reservoir for rabies in Oregon. Bats that come in contact with pets and people may place them at risk of exposure. Contact your physician to seek medical attention for rabies exposure. Healthcare providers and clinical labs are required to report animal bites and suspected cases of rabies to local health departments within 24 hours of diagnosis. For more specific rabies info, please visit the State of Oregon Rabies website.