Most western states likewise report few rabid animals, other than California (where skunk rabies is moderately common, except in mountainous and southern regions) and Arizona (where both skunk and fox rabies
occur, especially in the south).
In 2007, new cases of gray fox rabies
occurred northwestward along the Pecos River and in west-central Texas.
The historical background in Europe and the Middle East supports the suggestion that enzootic red fox rabies
was derived from a dog rabies epizootic in Europe (5,8,10-12).
Reimbursement of PET costs not covered by third-party payers was first established more than 50 years ago, in response to concerns about potential human deaths from fox rabies
in those who could not afford treatment.
and trapping: a study of disease and fur harvest interaction.