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Animal Bites and Rabies Case Management
For Local Health Departments (LHDs)

     Animal bites and other potential rabies exposures (OPREs) account for the highest number of cases reported in West Virginia (WV) with over 2,500 yearly case investigations conducted across the state. Human rabies has not been reported in WV since 1994; however, many different animal species have been found to be positive for rabies.

     LHD staff collect important surveillance information needed for appropriate public health response to animal bies and OPREs. To facilitate these case investigation, the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology has compiled resources that may be useful for case management of animal bites and OPREs.

Animal bites and OPREs should be reported WITHIN 24 HOURS to the local health department

CASE MANAGEMENT (Animal bites and rabies should be reported WITHIN 24 HOURS)
WEST VIRGINIA SURVEILLANCE DATA

      In addition to human surveillance for rabies, animal rabies surveillance is conducted across WV. Below are links to information about animal bites and rabies surveillance in the state.

      Has animal rabies been reported in your county? If yes, in which species? Was it bat or raccoon-strain rabies? Click on a county to find historical information about animal rabies dating back to 2000. The surveillance data includes cases of both bat and raccoon rabies.

Number of Cases of Animal Rabies in
West Virginia by County, 2000-2013
Hancock County Data Brooke County Data Ohio County Data Marshall County Data Wetzel County Data Tyler County Data Pleasants County Data Wood County Data Jackson County Data Mason County Data Cabell County Data Ritchie County Data Wirt County Data Gilmer County Data Upshur County Data Doddridge County Data Calhoun County Data Roane County Data Braxton County Data Clay County Data Marion County Data Lincoln County Data Wyoming County Data Logan County Data Mingo County Data Nicholas County Data Summers County Data Preston County Data Pocahontas County Data Fayette County Data Webster County Data Hardy County Data Jefferson County Data Raleigh County Data McDowell County Data Tucker County Data Morgan County Data Wayne County Data Lewis County Data Boone County Data Greenbrier County Data Mercer County Data Randolph County Data Mineral County Data Monroe County Data Taylor County Data Barbour County Data Berkeley County Data Hampshire County Data Pendleton County Data Grant County Data Putnam County Data Harrison County Data Monongalia County Data Kanawha County Data



 



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