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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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  RABIES

Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine Schedule for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis to 
Prevent Human Rabies

Contact Information for Ordering Rabies Vaccines

Specimen Collection Instructions for Large Animals

Bats and Rabies at Schools

Louisiana Bat Removal Companies

Post-Exposure Protocol for Unvaccinated Dogs, Cats or Ferrets

Protocol for Animal Control and Law Enforcement Agencies Addressing Animal Bites and Potential 
Rabies Exposures
(June 6, 2013)

Protocol for Shipping Specimens to the Office of Public Health Laboratory for Rabies Testing (December 6, 2013)

      

                 Click on one of the following for more information:

Rabies in Arkansas 2013

Fact Sheet: Rabies in Louisiana                     Louisiana Annual Report

Rabies Compendium 2011 - MMWR               Map of Animals Positive - Louisiana, 1996-2007
        
Rabies Bite Report - Form   

Rabies Information (Infectious Disease Epidemiology Manual) 

Title 51 State Sanitary Code: Part III, Chapter 1 - The Control of Rabies

Human Rabies Prevention, United States, 2008 Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices


      Links:


                OPH Laboratories
 
                Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

                Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

  

Primary Contact Information:

Veterinary Program: Gary A. Balsamo, DVM, MPH&TM

Address:
1450 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Telephone: (504) 568-8315    1(800) 256-2748
Fax: (504) 568-8290
Email: gary.balsamo@la.gov