Rabies, Human or Animal

Reporting Guidelines

  • Within 24 hours to local health department


  • Rabies Control Guide (DC4) (2009)

Current Case Definition

  • CDC Case Definition: Human Rabies
  • CDC Case Definition: Animal Rabies

Required Forms

  • General Case Investigation Form
  • Lab Form

General Information

  • Information for Workers Performing Brainstem Extraction for Active Surveillance
  • Rabies Oral Vaccination Project
  • Summary of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment for Persons Not Previously Immunized
  • Rabies: Protect Yourself! Protect Your Animals! Know the Facts!

Surveillance Data

  • Laboratory-confirmed animal rabies cases, West Virginia,2010
  • Comparison of  2008, 2009 and 2010 Rabies Surveillance
  • Map of Animals Tested 2010
  • West Virginia Rabies Surveillance data from 1999-2009
  • Rabies in West Virgninia Historical Data by species and county

Archived Rabies Surveillance Data