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Animal Bite Reporting

Communicable Disease Rules   

Animal bites, where rabies is being considered, should be reported to the local health jurisdiction where the bite occurred and if different, the local health jurisdiction where the patient lives or where the service facility is located.  The report must be made within 24 hours of the biting incident.  The report shall include all of the following information:

  • Animal species inflicting the bite
  • Animal owner's name, address, and telephone number
  • Vaccination status of animal
  • Date and location of biting incident
  • Name, address, and telephone number of person bitten
  • Site of the bite on the body
  • Name of reporter of bite