- Rabies Information 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
Management of Animals Exposed to a Rabid Animal
Animal Bites and Rabies Risk:
A Guide for Health Professionals
Rabies is a reportable disease in Minnesota. Anyone who has reason to believe that an animal is infected with rabies or has been exposed to rabies should call the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) at 651-201-6808. BAH investigates all cases in which a domestic animal has been exposed to rabies under Minnesota Administrative Rules 1721.0570.
A wild animal that has potentially exposed a domestic animal to rabies should be tested whenever possible. Local animal control officers in some communities may assist with capturing a wild animal for rabies testing. Veterinarians can be contacted to assist with rabies specimen submission.
- For questions about rabies in animals or to report suspect or exposed animals, contact the Minnesota Board of Animal Health at 651-201-6808.
- More information on rabies in animals is available on the Minnesota Board of Animal Health website.