Rabies is a serious disease that affects animals and humans and can result in death if left untreated.
State regulations require all animal bites and exposure incidents be reported to the Board of Health immediately.To report an incident, please contact us by phone at 937-484-1605. Click here for rules pertaining to quarantines and vaccinations of biting animals.
The Champaign Health District investigates all reported animal bites within Champaign County. These investigations typically involve contacting the person bitten, the owner of the animal, and the veterinarian to obtain the pertinent health and vaccination information for the animal involved in the biting incident. The animal is then observed at the end of the 10 ten day quarantine period.
When animals involved are wild or stray, and the animal can not be located, please contact your family physician for consultation regarding rabies prophylaxis.