Imported Rabies Exposure and Other Public Health Events
Rabies Vaccine Bottle

Course Objective

  • Summarize investigation steps in a domestic rabies exposure
  • Identify post-exposure confinement period
  • Discuss Federal and State importation guidelines

Date: September 7, 2016

Kristin Garafalo, MPH, CHES
Zoonotic Disease Epidemiologist
New Jersey Department of Health

Rabies exposure remains a significant public health issue in the state and country, potentially with fatal impacts. Understanding the critical steps of prevention, post-exposure response and management of the disease is essential for public health professionals. This session highlights the issues surrounding a domestic rabies exposure, and how to efficiently and effectively respond to an exposure. Also addressed are the animal importation guidelines in place by the state (NJ) and federal governments to prevent the risk of rabies exposure.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center