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2019-2022 Comparative Rabies Surveillance Summary

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The District of Columbia Department of Health (DC Health) has a robust animal bite and rabies surveillance system which is crucial to facilitate prevention and control of human and animal rabies. Using a One Health approach which recognizes that the health of animals, humans, and the environment are interconnected, strong collaboration exists among DC’s animal shelter, animal control, veterinary and human healthcare workers, lab personnel and the health department. Please review the Annual Surveillance Rabies report for 2019-2020.