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Rabies

Rabies is a disease of the nervous system caused by a virus and can occur in humans and animals. The virus is spread to people from the saliva of infected animals; usually through a bite. Rabies in humans is fatal almost 100% of the time. Anyone who has 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.

Information for the General Public

 

Rabies Testing Information

Rabies testing in Utah can only be performed at the Utah Public Health Laboratory.

 

Rabies Decision Trees

 

Information for Public Health Departments

 

Information for Animal Control

 

Surveillance

 

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Contact

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
Email: epi@utah.gov
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)
 

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

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