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Animal Rabies Testing

Background

Rabies remains a potentially serious public health problem in Nebraska, and it is of concern to the public and a variety of professional and occupational groups in our state, including physicians, veterinarians, farmers and ranchers. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) collects animal rabies testing from laboratories on a daily basis. 

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

DHHS collects animal rabies testing from laboratories on a daily basis.  Submission forms contain names, addresses, phone numbers of owners of animals tested and/or persons bitten. De-identified data is released to the public, updated as new cases are identified. The data have been collected since 2004 in real-time.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Rabies Cases

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Epidemiology
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2937