22 questions listed below address rabies and rabies vaccination laws/regulations. RESPONSES listed for each of the QUESTIONS within the FAQ section of this website have been validated by the State Public Health Authorities in the respective state.
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Confirmed Cases of Rabies in West Virginia
*Primary reservoir host in the state
Rabies surveillance in the United States (2018-2021)
Ma X, et al. From the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Published in: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
(2018 data): 256(2):195-208 (Jan 15, 2020)
(2019 data): 258(11):1205-1220 (Jun 1, 2021)
(2020 data): 260(10):1157-1165 (July 2022)
(2021 data): 261(7):1045-1053 (July 2023)
- Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2016. National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. JAVMA March 1, 2016. Vol 248. No 5, pp. 505-517. Click here to view online.
- Rabies: a neglected zoonotic disease. World Health Organization. 2013. Click here to view online.
- Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2011. National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. Released May 31, 2011. Click here to view online.
- Wasik B and Murphy M. RABID A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus. Viking (Penguin Group), New York, 2012.
- The Rabies Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. Click here to view online.
- Greene CE. Rabies and other Lyssavirus infections. Chapt 20 in CE Greene (ed): Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. 4th Ed. Elsevier-Saunders, St. Louis, 2012, pp. 179-197.