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Rabies


Rabies is a viral infection transmitted in the saliva of infected mammals. The virus enters the central nervous system of the host, causing an encephalomyelitis that is almost always fatal.

Remember:

Lake County Animal Control should be notified of any animal bite that involves possible exposure to a rabid animal.   (707) 263-0278

The Lake County Health Officer will be notified of all bites at risk for possible rabies exposure that cannot be handled by standard quarantine of domestic animals under the supervision of Animal Care and Control.  Public Health Nursing follows up on each bite report by conducting a case investigation. They provide rabies education, guidance for access to post-exposure prophylaxis/vaccination (PEP), and contact information for future questions.

2014 California Rabies Surveillance Annual Report
To see where rabies has been detected in both domestic and wild animals in California view the Rabies Surveillance in California Annual Report.

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Rabies