CDC Restricts Entrance of Dogs from High-Risk Rabies Countries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevented have announced a temporary suspension to the “importation of dogs from high-risk rabies-enzootic countries . . . into the United States.” The suspension goes into effect July 14, 2021. The suspension comes as the CDC also announced it was launching a multistate public health investigation after at least a dozen people were exposed to a puppy who was imported from Azerbaijan by a rescue group and later tested positive for a highly transmissible rabies variant twice eradicated in the US.