Rabies is a disease that affects the nervous system of mammals. It is caused by a virus and is typically spread by an infected animal biting another animal or person. Rabies is a fatal disease; it cannot be treated once symptoms appear. Luckily, rabies can be effectively prevented by vaccination.
- Bats in Camps Policy (PDF)
A draft policy for camps and other organizations to help clarify policy around rabies prevention steps.
- We Found a Bat! Flowchart (PDF)
An easy to follow chart showing what to do if you find a bat.
- Minnesota's Rabies Facts
Fact sheet with frequently asked questions about rabies.
- For Health Professionals: Animal Bites and Rabies Risk
A rabies guide for health professionals.
Rabies Risk Index | Bites to Humans | Human-Bat Encounters | Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Regimen | Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Regimen | Animals Exposed to a Rabid Animal | Rabies Testing | Specimen Submission Form | References
- Minnesota Rabies Statistics
Rabid animals by county, cases of animal rabies, cases of rabies in domestic animals by species and year, cases of rabies in animals by species and year.
- Reporting Rabies (animal and human cases and suspects)
Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Physicians and veterinarians may obtain information on rabies, including human exposure, prophylaxis, and bite management by calling 651-201-5414.