RABIES

Vaccine Information:

Louisiana Hospitals That Carry The Rabies Vaccine

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

Information on Ordering Rabies Vaccines and HRIG (updated 11/01/20)

 

Bats & Rabies:

Bats and Rabies at Schools

Bat Exclusion, Removal, and Cleaning

Louisiana Bat Removal Companies

 

Post Exposure to Rabies:

Post-Exposure Protocol for Unvaccinated Dogs, Cats or Ferrets

Protocol for Animal Control and Law Enforcement Agencies Addressing Animal Bites and Potential Rabies Exposures

Appropriate Ten-Day Observation in Dogs, Cats or Ferrets That Have Bitten Human Beings in Louisiana 

Animal Bite Quarantine Order & Observation Notice (model form)

 

Rabies Testing - Protocol & Forms:              

Protocol for Shipping Specimens for Rabies Testing (updated 11/20)  

Submission Label (updated 11/20)    

Human Exposure Rabies Form (updated 11/20)

Pet Exposure Rabies Form (updated 11/20)

Head Removal Instructions

Specimen Collection Instructions for Large Animals

More information & Resources:

Rabies Summary  (09/19)                                                                             

Rabies - Louisiana Annual Report

Rabies Infectious Disease Epidemiology Manual (under revision)

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

Fact Sheet: Rabies in Louisiana                     

Rabies Compendium 2016 (JAVMA)                      

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, Ste. 1641
New Orleans, LA 70112

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