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Rabies Control

On August 10th, 2007 the Erie County Board of Health adopted rabies control regulations. The major requirement of these new regulations was that domestic cats, dogs and ferrets residing within the health district maintain current rabies vaccination status.

Protecting Erie County residents after an exposure typically requires that the animal be placed under quarantine and observed for a period of 10 days, after which time the owner must supply proof of rabies vaccination in order for the quarantine to be lifted.

What the public needs to know about rabies control

Erie County Health District Rabies Control Regulations

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Rabies Information

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Rabies Information