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Bucks County Health Department

Main -- Bureau of Personal Health and Public Health Preparedness -- Bureau of Environmental Health

Bureau of Environmental Health

Rabies Prevention

William J. Roth , B.S., S.E.O., Bureau Director, Environmental Health, Program Coordinator

The Department follows up and investigates reported animal bites (mammals), requires confinement of animals as needed, and coordinates rabies analysis for potential rabid animals where human exposure has occurred.

The Department also a) coordinates intervention measures to minimize the spread of wild animal rabies to domestic animals, b) serves as liaison within the County, the veterinary medical communities, the SPCA, the PA Game Commission, the PA Dept. of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Agent, local animal control officers and other agencies, and the public and c) arranges for animal specimen testing for cases of human exposure at the PA Dept. of Health Laboratory in Lionville, PA. Please contact the Department's Central Office (215-345-3336) with questions and for the procedure for specimens for testing.

The Department cooperates in an effective education program to sensitize the County. The Department has available a wide variety of information, handouts and posters for the prevention of rabies.

SA-35 Rabies Surveillance Animal Bite-Exp  

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