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

Other Links

  • National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention & Control, 2008
  • MMWR,  Human Rabies Prevention – United States, 2008
  • CDC: National Center for Infectious Diseases, Rabies Website
  • Rabies Vaccine: What You Need to Know
  • Rabies Antibody Testing Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Test (Atlanta Health Associates)
  • Rabies Antibody Testing by the RFFIT Method (Kansas State University)
  • Sanofi-Pasteur Rabies Vaccine Form
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services: Rabies Management
  • CDC Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women

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Encephalitis, Arboviral

Reporting Guidelines

  • Within 1 week to local health department


  • Arboviral Disease Surveillance Protocol

Current Case Definition

  • CDC Case Definition

Required Forms

  • Arboviral Encephalitis Report

General Information

  • Arbovirus Provider Information Sheet

Tools For Local Health Department

  • Arbovirus model press release

Other Links:

  • CDCs Arboviral Encephalitides
  • CDCs Guidelines for Arbovirus Surveillance Programs in the U.S.
  • USGS Arboviral Disease Maps
  • WV Department of Environmental Protection Open Dump Reporting Web Page
  • West Virginia Office of Laboratory Services
  • West Virginia Mosquito Information
  • West Virginia Mosquito Bourne Illness Information
  • West Virginia La Crosse Information
  • West Virginia Eastern Equine Encephalitis Information
  • West Virginia West Nile Virus Information
  • West Virginia St. Louis Encephalitis Information
  • West Virginia Western Equine Encephalitis Information
  • Emergency and other contact informationYou might be interested in reading more about epidemiology of infectious diseases.Contact us (24/7/365):

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    Confidential disease reports:


West Virginia HIV/AIDS & STD Program

The West Virginia HIV/AIDS & STD Program accomplishes its goals through a wide variety of surveillance and prevention activities.


This website contains statistical information about HIV/AIDS in West Virginia, contact information for Community Based Organizations providing HIV prevention services in West Virginia, AIDS Prevention Centers in West Virginia, the HIV Care Consortium in West Virginia, and for the HIV/AIDS and STD Program in the West Virginia Bureau for Public HealthSince this site and the links provided for further information in the site may contain HIV prevention messages, this site may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Free Self Testing Kit for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea


AIDS Prevention
(304) 558-2195
HOTLINE 800-642-8244

Maintains a statewide active surveillance system to detect and report HIV infection and AIDS cases, provides consultation to health care providers regarding the West Virginia HIV statute and other related HIV/AIDS issues, and annually updates the West Virginia HIV/AIDS Epidemiologic Profile. Click the links below to view current HIV/AIDS surveillance reports (requires Adobe Reader).

  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Mid-Year 2007
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Year End 2006
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Mid-Year 2006
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report Update, Year-End 2005