Rabies Control Program
Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Domestic animals account for less than 10% of the reported rabies cases, with cats, cattle, and dogs most often reported rabid. It is required by KY law to have all dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated against rabies.
Some general signs of rabies in animals are as follows:
- Changes in an animal’s behavior
- General sickness
- Problems swallowing
- Increased drooling
||If you have been bitten, scratched or exposed to an animal’s saliva:
1. Wash the wound right away with soap and water for at least 10 minutes.
2. Call your doctor or go to a hospital emergency room, depending on the severity of the wound. Be sure to fill out an Animal Bite Report Form (PDF, 207K) and fax to the MCHD at (859) 734-0568
3. Provide a description of the animal and, if possible, confine the animal so it can be quarantined or tested.
||Quarantining or Testing
||Rabies Vaccination Clinic
2013 Rabies Vaccination Clinic
May 9, 2013
6 - 7 pm
Salvisa Baptist Church
May 11, 2013
10 am to 1 pm
Anderson Dean Park