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Rabies Control Seminar March 19 in Tyler

Media Avisory
March 17, 2009


Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Animal Bite Investigator/Local Rabies Control Authority Seminar


8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., March 19


Tyler Junior College West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323


DSHS Health Services Region 4/5 North Zoonosis Control Unit staff will present a seminar specifically for animal control officers, animal control supervisors, sheriffs, sheriff deputies, police officers, veterinarians, veterinary clinic staff and people who deal with animal bites.


Educate attendees about rabies, roles and responsibilities of local rabies control authority, review of state laws, actions to take when a person is bitten by an animal or potentially exposed to rabies, what to do when a dog fights a skunk, how to conduct an investigation.


Dr. James Wright, DSHS Health Service Region 4/5 North, Tyler, 903-595-5243 or 903-574-3803; or Emily Palmer, DSHS Assistant Press Officer, Austin, 512-458-7400


Last updated November 17, 2010