Rabies is almost always fatal.
What is rabies?
How do you get rabies?
What should I do if I am bitten by an animal?
Try and get an accurate description of the animal and where it might be located. Then report the bite to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Enforcement at 321-633-2024. If you kill the animal, be careful not to damage the head, and avoid any contact with it. Animal Services Enforcement will come out and take possession of the animal and may submit the animal for rabies testing.
How is rabies treated?
Rabies is a deadly disease which can be prevented but not cured. If you have been exposed to an animal which is potentially rabid, a procedure called Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) may be recommended. PEP consists of a series of vaccinations, designed to immediately combat the virus particles and stimulate your body to produce antibodies against the virus.
For more information on rabies in the State of Florida, please visit https://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/rabies/index.html.
- Brevard County Reportable Diseases List
- Brevard County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Enforcement
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dog Poster
- Feral Cats and Public Health
- Rabies Day Link
- Rabies Day Poster
- Rabies Prevention and Control in Florida, 2014
- Specific Information Regarding Rabies in Bats
- What You Should Know About Rabies - Color Brochure and Fact Sheet
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