batRabies is a disease that affects the nervous system of mammals. It is caused by a virus and is typically spread by an infected animal biting another animal or person. Rabies is a fatal disease; it cannot be treated once symptoms appear. Luckily, rabies can be effectively prevented by vaccination.

The Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) provides rabies testing services in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Please see their website for rabies case management and reporting, as well as a FAQ.

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