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Local Rabies Control Authority 
Continuing Education Course

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Abilene Taylor County Public Health District

850 N 6th St

Abilene, TX 79601

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DSHS Region 2/3 Zoonosis Control will be hosting a "Local Rabies Control Authority – Rabies Exposure Investigation Course".

Presentations will be delivered by Zoonosis Control personnel. This course may be used as a refresher course.

The target audience for this course is: Animal Control Officers, Law Enforcement Officials, Animal Shelter Workers, Wildlife Rehabilitators, and others interested in the prevention of Rabies in Texas.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the disease of rabies in animals and humans, the rabies virus, its effects, cause and treatment in humans and animals.
  • Review Pre- and Post-exposure human rabies vaccinations,
  • Review Animal rabies vaccination requirements in the State of Texas ,
  • Review Texas rabies laws Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 826, the Rabies control act ,
  • Review rabies quarantine and confinement of animals exposed to rabies virus of Confinement and Quarantine requirements
  • Review proper procedure for animal rabies testing ,
  • and animal rabies specimen submissions.

Upon completion of this course the attendants should have an improved understanding of rabies virus and the laws that apply to the disease, improved rabies case investigation skills and improved understanding of rabies law enforcement.

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850 N 6th St

Abilene, TX 79601

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