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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Animal Bites

Environmental Health

Rabies is a deadly viral disease that can be prevented but not cured. The virus attacks the brain of warm-blooded animals, including people.

The Florida Department of Health is tasked with investigating all potential human and pet rabies exposures in effort to protect human health. If you have been bitten, scratched, or had any saliva contact from an animal that can carry rabies into a wound or mucous membrane, seek medical attention immediately. 

Quick Links

Report an Animal Bite

Animal Risk Assessment

Health Care Provider Information

Veterinarian Office Information

Additional Resources

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
Phone: (813)744-5660
Fax: (813) 635-7428

Center for Disease Control - Rabies

Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory
Phone: (785) 532-4483

Fact Sheets & Flyers

What You Should Know About Rabies (English)

Rabies Fact Sheet (English)

Rabies Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Rabies Fact Sheet (Creole)