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    Infectious Disease Prevention Section
    Mail Code: 1927
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite G401
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: (512) 776-7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


Rabies - Home

 Cases   Collection   Description   History   Information   Maps   ORVP   Testing   Vaccine

  • Cases/Statistics
    Rabies Cases by County and Year.

  • Collection
    Rabies collection protocols in Texas.

  • Description
    A general description of the rabies virus, its effects, cause and treatment.

  • History
    History of rabies in Texas.

  • Information
    Information about rabies in Texas, including: facts, prevention, vaccination and control. Rabies Prevention in Texas includes sections on:  rabies biologicals; management of biting animals; collection and submission of animal specimens for rabies testing at the DSHS laboratory in Austin; list of and contact information for DSHS-designated laboratories; management of domestic animals exposed to rabid animals; rabies postexposure prophylaxis for humans with a guide for determining if it is necessary, plus a list of and contact information for laboratories that provide RFFIT (rabies titer) testing; preexposure vaccination for humans; adverse reactions, precautions, and contraindications pertaining to rabies vaccine; distribution points for human rabies biologicals; and contact information for Regional Zoonosis Control offices and the Zoonosis Control Branch.

  • Maps
    Texas map indicating confirmed rabies cases by type of animal.

  • ORVP
    The Oral Rabies Vaccination Programs.

  • Rabies Vaccine for People
    Information pertaining to availability of rabies biologicals for people.

  • Testing
    Information on testing for rabies in humans and in animals, plus contact information for the RFFIT (rabies titer testing).

  • Vaccinations
    Rabies vaccination requirements and vaccination programs in Texas.
Last updated May 27, 2022