Ferrets are susceptible to both the rabies virus and canine distemper virus. These viruses produce serious illness in the ferret that usually results in death within three to four weeks of infection. There is no treatment for rabies or distemper in the ferret. However, both of these diseases are preventable through a program of regular vaccinations using the appropriate vaccine product. Generally, these vaccines are safe and effective when used correctly.
To learn more, read Ferret Vaccines.