References

Animal Bites and Rabies Risk: A Guide for Health Professionals

For consultation on animal bites and rabies risk in humans:
Minnesota Department of Health
Acute Disease Investigation and Control Section
625 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: 651-201-5414 or toll free: 1-877-676-5414
24-hour answering service available to healthcare providers,
public health professionals, veterinarians and law enforcement.

For consultation on rabies exposure of animals:
Minnesota Board of Animal Health
625 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Telephone: 651-201-6808

Specimen submissions during regular business hours:
Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL)
1333 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Telephone: 612-625-8787; 1-800-605-8787
Fax: 612-624-8707
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Specimen submissions after hours:
University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55108
Telephone: 612-625-1919
Emergency receiving: 612-625-9711

References:

  1. Manning, S.E., et al., Human rabies prevention--United States, 2008: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR Recomm Rep, 2008. 57(RR-3): p. 1-28.
  2. Rupprecht, C.E., et al., Use of a reduced (4-dose) vaccine schedule for postexposure prophylaxis to prevent human rabies: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR Recomm Rep, 2010. 59(RR-2): p.1-9.
  3. Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2008. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 2008. 232(10): p. 1478-86.
  4. Rabies. In: Heymann D, ed. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual 19th Edition. Washington DC: American Public Health Association, 2008; 498-508.
  5. Rupprecht, C.E. and R.V. Gibbons, Clinical practice. Prophylaxis against rabies. N Engl J Med, 2004. 351(25): p. 2626-35.
  6. Minnesota Board of Animal Health Rules: 1705.1090-1705.1210.
  7. College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State Unviersity. RFFIT-Result interpretation-human. Accessed 02/28/2012.

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