REPORT THIS DISEASE TO COBB & DOUGLAS PUBLIC HEALTH
AT: 770-514-2432 or fax completed form to 770-51-2313.

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WHAT IS IT?

Rabies is a viral disease of mammals transmitted in the saliva of an infected animal. It is transmitted when the infected animal bites another mammal. Rabies in humans is 100% preventable by vaccination. In the United States, the rabies virus is mostly transmitted by wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. Rabies is endemic in Georgia.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Slight/Partial Paralysis
  • Excitation
  • Hallucinations