Rabies in Washington County Training Presentations Posted

September 11, 2015

Did you know that rabies is fatal but 100% preventable?

Washington County municipal officials — Managers, Animal Control Officers, Local Health Officers, Selectmen — heard from two experts in the field of Rabies in Maine at the September 10 Executive Committee meeting. Their Powerpoint presentations are posted below.

Patricia Bosse, an epidemiologist with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Rabies in Washington County, Awareness, Management, and Best Practices

Jesse Morris, a wildlife biologist with the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service: Rabies Management in Maine

Speakers covered the following topics: surveillance, rabies exposures, responding to suspect rabid animals, managing exposures in people and pets, and preventing cross-border spread of rabies.

Additional packets of information including rabies legislation, rules and guidance; Maine CDC contacts, fact sheets and informational poster were provided in hard copy at the meeting. There are a few packages availble for those who could not attend. Please contact Judy East (454-0465) if you need a package for your municipality

This presentation is one of the Maine Rabies Workgroup’s events to recognize World Rabies Day, which is on September 28.