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Animal Control
Rabies Prevention and Control
Rabies in humans is a rare but serious disease caused by a virus. Rabies is largely a disease only seen in animals; however, a human can get the rabies virus if bitten by an infected animal. Bats are the most common carriers of the rabies virus, but the virus can also be carried by other wild animals such as raccoons, skunks, dogs, cats, fox, or other mammals

If you have been exposed to the rabies virus, such as through a dog or other animal bite you should contact your doctor right away for further instruction regarding a vaccination. The bite should also be reported to the Sheriff’s Department. The Health Department follows up on all animal bite cases. Quarantine polices for animals suspected of being rabid is completed by the Clark County Health Department.

For more information on rabies click on the links below:

http://www.immunize.org/vis/rabies06.pdf

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/Rabies/AnimalBites.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/resources/news/2010-07-02.html

 



Clark County Courthouse
Hours:  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
Fax: (715) 743-5154