Rabies (Lyssa) ICD-9 071; ICD-10 A82  

Related Topics: 

  • Oral Rabies Vaccine Programs
  • Collection: Rabies collection protocols in Texas 
  • Maps: Texas map indicating confirmed rabies cases by type of animal
  • Testing: Information on testing for rabies in humans and animals, plus contact information for the RFFIT (rabies titer testing)

General Information & Resources


Rabies Pamphlet: Rabies and How it can be Controlled

Man and all mammals are susceptible to rabies, which is almost invariably fatal.

The disease is transmitted by an infected animal's biting or licking. The virus enters the victim's body through a break in the skin, or rarely, through mucous membranes (eyes, nose, throat).

Rabies affects the central nervous system. It may take from ten days to over a year to develop; however, exposed people can be successfully treated before the development of symptoms by a series of vaccinations.

Rabies infection is detected by laboratory examination of the suspect brain tissue.

Wildlife rabies is