Animal bites to a human victim are reportable according to Indiana Code 410 IAC. When reports of animal bites are received, the Nursing Department staff follow-up with bite victims to determine the possible recommendations for rabies prophylaxis and advise the victim of their possible need for medical care. A Public Health Nurse is available to offer guidance to the bite victim’s physician regarding rabies prophylaxis recommendation. Animal bite reports should be faxed to 574-245-6581

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