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Communicable  Diseases Subjects A-Z



Sexually Transmitted Diseases


Disease Reporting

Rabies algorithm continued.
Identify the animal involved.

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What species of animal is involved?

Dog, cat, or ferret


Cattle, horse, sheep, pig, goat

Fox, skunk, weasel, bobcat, raccoon, coyote, opossum, mink or some other wild carnivore

Small rodent (mouse, rat, chipmunk, squirrel, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig) or lagomorph (rabbit, hare)

Large rodent (muskrat-sized or larger) - such as muskrat, beaver, woodchuck (also called groundhog)


Last Revised: August 19, 2014