Rabies - Minnesota Dept. of Health


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.

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    • 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.

Updated Friday, 03-Jan-2020 07:10:15 CST