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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616




The Zoonosis Control Division's Oral Rabies Vaccination Programs (ORVP) were created to eliminate rabies in coyotes (Canis latrans) in South Texas and rabies in gray foxes(Urocyon cinereoargenteus) in West Central Texas. Both the South Texas Program and the West Central Texas Program utilize an oral rabies vaccine with a bait attractant. The vaccine/bait units are distributed aerially along transect lines. This ensures a consistent coverage of the target area. Each of the Programs has its own variation of bait matrix and bait/vaccine unit distribution density adapted for the individual target species. To learn more about the Texas ORVP look through our web site.


Last updated March 28, 2011