Coconino County health officials are urging people to protect themselves against rabies. The Coconino County Public Health Service District says if you are bitten or have had contact with an animal suspected to have rabies, to seek immediate medical attention. Prior to symptoms appearing, rabies is a preventable viral disease, that’s most often transmitted from a bite, scratch or lick of a rabid animal. Most rabies cases reports to the health services district each year occur in wild animals like foxes and skunks. So remember to avoid all wildlife, especially those acting unusal, like having aggressive behavior, no fear of humans, or acting sickly. Also, keep all pets current on vaccinations and obey leash laws. For more information, log onto www.azhealth.gov/rabies.