State requirements for rabiesrelated animal control. Wildlife management is the key to balancing the needs of people and wildlife, reducing humanwildlife conflicts and maintaining healthy wildlife populations. Wildlife reservoirs have become increasingly important where canine rabies is under control. A3119 requires that all owned dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using approved vaccines in accordance with the national compendium of animal rabies prevention and control see pages 5060. Where can i get additional information about rabies. During this alert, residents living within this area should make sure that all of their companion animals have a current rabies vaccination. Rabies virus is a bulletshaped neurotropic lyssavirus belonging to the. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure youre on a state website. It seems proven 2018 compendium to the georgia rabies control manual give you all the information you might need to know about printable calendar 2018 first of all why do we print a calendar when it printable calendar 2018 yearly calendar free 2018 monthly calendar planner free printable printable calendar pdf. Rabies control and public health dalton ga october 26, 2007 in light of recently reported cases of rabies in north georgia, the north georgia health districts department of environmental health wishes to take this time to clarify that the primary responsibility for control of rabies in georgia rests with county boards of health. Foundation, the global alliance for rabies control and the.
It shall be the duty of the county rabies control officer to enforce this chapter and other laws which regulate the activities of dogs. For the base period 19861995, a total of 40 rabies cases in humans were reported in georgia. Department of health and human services, atlanta, ga 30333. Rabies georgia poison center georgia poison center. Each year, scientists from the centers for disease control and prevention cdc collect information about cases of animal and human rabies from state health departments and summarize the information in an annual report. In the event of a poison emergency, contact the nearest poison control center immediately. Table of contents georgia department of public health. Data from the national centre for disease control on rabies surveillance for 2004, 2005 and 2006 was analysed, with the objective of improving postexposure policy and practice, as well as identifying priorities for national surveillance and control.
It is not intended to replace professional training. Georgia rabies control manual department of public health. Georgia state law and county ordinance require all dogs and cats 3 months of age or older be vaccinated for rabies. Rabies is a major zoonosis for which diagnostic techniques. Ades rabies manual 2012 final georgia department of. Rabies control georgia coastal health district georgia coastal. Call 1800 georgia to verify that a website is an official website of the state of georgia. Working to monitor, prevent and control diseases in arizona through education, immunization and research. The dekalb county board of health does not provide rabies postexposure prophylaxis.
Georgia s reportable animal disease system georgia rads our animal health office governs the prevention, control and eradication of certain infectious and communicable diseases of livestock and other domestic animals. Who expert consultation on rabies world health organization. Although rabies is generally well controlled among domesticated animals in developed nations, canine rabies continues to be a serious problem in some areas of africa, the middle east, asia and latin america. Do not leave garbage or pet food outside where it could attract stray or wild animals.
Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2011 cdc. The high cost of surviving rabies georgia health news. Brown dvm, msc, mph cochair sally slavinski dvm, mph cochair paul ettestad dvm, ms. Since rabies is usually spread through the bite of an animal that has the disease, it is important to report animal bites.
A3119 requires that all owned dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using approved vaccines in accordance with the national compendium of animal rabies prevention and control see pages 5164. Click here to view the latest version of the georgia rabies control manual. Rabies is a virus that can infect all mammals, and it is most frequently transmitted to humans through a bite from a rabid animal. Rabies manual 2010 final georgia department of public. Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control. Limited laboratory diagnostic of human rabies in georgia until 2011. Information can also be obtained from local health departments and animal rabies control officers.
Rabies is a viral disease of mammals occurring throughout the world, including the united states except in hawaii. Accurate and timely information and reporting are necessary to guide human. Georgia department of p blic health 2014 rbiretrie ed april 10 2014 elapsing between the time rabies and animal bite incidents are. Rabies advisory committee that represents the major agencies, institutions and organizations involved with rabies prevention and control in the state. Once introduced into the body of a warm blooded animal including humans, the virus travels along the nerves to.
Rabies has been detected in many different wild animal species. Diagnostic methods of animal rabies in georgia to identify rabies virus in sick animals pathological material ifa, bioassay. The most common culprit is the raccoon but lately foxes have made the news as henry, douglas, forsyth and rockdale residents who have been treated. In this country, over 90% of animal rabies cases occur in wildlife. Accurate and timely information and reporting is necessary to guide. Chapter 31191 of the official code of georgia annotated o. Initial symptoms are characterized by a headache, fever, malaise and pain or itching at the site of the animal bite. Rabies law in the state of georgia animal law source.
It is a zoonosis an animal disease that can spread to humans transmitted by saliva through bites and scratches of infected mammals. This includes two important methods used by wildlife biologistshunting and trapping. In the united states, rabies is mostly found in wild animals like bats, raccoons, skunks, and foxes. There are variants of the rabies virus that are adapted to their reservoir species but can be transmitted to other species, e. The primary responsibility for the control of rabies in georgia rests with county boards of health. Influenza or flu is a viral respiratory illness, mainly spread by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. Pdf rabies in georgia, 2011 georgia, gardabani region. Rabies information alaska department of health and. One essential component of effective rabies control is the management of dogs and cats known to or suspected to have been exposed to rabid or suspect rabid animal, or to have bitten or exposed a person. Linking to a nonfederal website does not constitute an endorsement by cdc or any of its employees of the sponsors or the information and products presented on the website.
Adhs rabies is a preventable viral disease most often. Initial symptoms are characterized by a headache, fever, malaise and. Overview of rabies virus the virus rabies virus is an rna virus classified in the rhabdoviridae family. Zoonotic diseases georgia department of public health. Electronic integrated disease surveillance system eidss database and. Vermont rabies control resource manual vermont department of. Rabies is a viral infection caused by viruses belonging to the lyssavirus genus.
While dog rabies is a major problem in much of the world, in the united states, animal control and vaccination programs assure that rabies remains rare in dogs, cats, and other domestic animals. Understand rabies protect yourself and your pet keep your neighborhood safe what is rabies. Vermont rabies control resource manual 2018 is a resource guide for. Because the period of rabies virus shedding in wild animal hybrids is unknown, these animals should be euthanized and tested rather than confined and observed when they bite humans. Links with this icon indicate that you are leaving the cdc website the centers for disease control and prevention cdc cannot attest to the accuracy of a nonfederal website. Rabies cdc centers for disease control and prevention.
Foxes, especially in the north slope and southwest regions, are the most common transmitters of rabies in alaska. Rabies is a zoonotic disease that is most often transmitted through infected saliva that enters the body by way of an animal bite. Rabies manual 2010 final georgia department of public health. Kentucky animal control advisory board animal control officer training manual this manual contains some of the basic information needed to enter the animal control field. This mite, sarcoptes scabiei, is sometimes known as the human itch or mange mite due to the intense itching caused when the pregnant female mite burrows into.
The georgia poison center, its employees and affiliates assume no responsibility in the usage of the information provided in this training. After exposure to wildlife in which rabies is suspected, prophylaxis is warranted in most circumstances. The virus causes inflammation of the brain and is fatal once symptoms start to occur. Bartow county animal control does not license pets, but requires all animals to wear a current rabies tag. Much of the information presented has been derived from materials previously published by the department as an operational manual rabies and animal bite investigation, hrsm 15010, 1987, an. Atlanta, georgia, united states centers for disease control and. The owner must go to the animal control shelter during regular business hours to reclaim the pet. If not, vaccinations should be made current as soon as possible. Epidemiology program division of public health department of community health. For the purposes of measuring antibody responses to vaccination prior to. A 45day rabies alert, as required by the georgia rabies control manual, for the area of chip place and vincent avenue in stockbridge, ga. Serious outcomes of flu infection are hospitalization or death. Under no circumstances is this training to replace the expert advice of a qualified health care professional. Living with wildlife department of natural resources.
The centers for disease control and prevention cdc first engaged with the country of georgia in 1995 to assist with the investigation of a largescale diphtheria outbreak. Georgia state law and county ordinance require rabies quarantine for animals that have bitten a person or another domestic animal. Managing humanwildlife conflicts bears in the backyard, deer in the driveway. Based upon the circumstances involved in the bite and the vaccination status of the. The georgia poison center is available for rabies consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2011. County rabies control officer a the county board of health shall appoint a person who is knowledgeable of animals to be the county rabies control officer. It can spread to people and pets if they are bitten or scratched by a rabid animal. The most recent report entitled rabies surveillance in the united states. Clinical signs of rabies are variable and include inapcompendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2016 national association of state public health veterinarians compendium of animal rabies prevention and control committee catherine m. A3119 requires that all owned dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using approved vaccines in accordance with the national compendium of animal rabies prevention and control see pages 5162. Contact animal control to remove all stray animals from your neighborhood.418 303 257 506 656 1612 1579 1285 355 1453 1344 1596 101 1607 338 734 488 193 733 1372 703 1613 645 253 107 1249 1002 1006 1065 1086 987 1441 1125 873 1196 1236 1514 1156 547 588 940 254 46 9 1185 335