Hi COnfuzzled... My name is Chuck and I am one of the Global Moderators here on Anxiety Zone.
Regarding your issue with rabies, this is not an uncommon fear/concern on the site. You may already know statistics, but I will share them with you just in case you don't. The population of Canada is just over 35 million people. In the last 12 years, only 12 people in the all of Canada, have contracted rabies. That means that your chances of getting rabies on a yearly bases, is one in 35 million. I would say that your odds of getting rabies are pretty close to zero at that point. Also, in North America, most rabies cases in humans are contracted by a bat, and I am certain that you would know if a bat bit you or not.
Because of your predisposition to worry extensively over your fears/phobias, I would suggest you do your best to avoid the negative. This includes negative websites, movies, music, etc., anything with a negative theme. The TV news is usually 25 minutes of negative stories, followed by a few minutes of a single, positive story, that is suppose to make things better. Sensationalize sells, unfortunately.
Will the world come to an end, COnfuzzled. Yes, at some point. But like rabies, the chances are in your favor that it won't occur in your lifetime. And when it does occur, we will have no control over it. In life, there are many things that we can't control. Those are the things we have to learn to accept, and not worry over, as that is just a waste of time.
Good to have you here on Anxiety Zone, COnfuzzled. The very best to you!... Chuck