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Rabies is a nervous system disease cause by a bite or contact with an animal with the rabies virus. Anyone who has had contact with a rabid animal should contact their doctor or public health immediately. Cats and Dogs can spread rabies up to 10 days before they become ill, as well as during illness.

Overtime and if left untreated, rabies can lead to irrepairable damage in the nervous system, and, eventually, death.


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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