Rabies Compendium

California Compendium of Rabies Control and Prevention 2012


This publication of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provides information on rabies to California's public health officials, medical professionals, practicing veterinarians, animal control officers, and other parties concerned with rabies control in the State. The recommendations contained herein are reviewed and updated on a periodic basis to reflect the current status of rabies and rabies prevention activities in California. Updates are based on current rabies research and scientific literature, rabies pre- vention guidelines published by the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)1, 2 and by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians3, California state statute and regula- tions, and established rabies control practices and procedures.
Recommendations by state and federal experts and existing standards of practice outlined in this docu- ment are intended to provide guidance to individuals and agencies involved with rabies prevention and control in California. Except for statutes and regulations specifically cited, the information contained in this document are recommendations provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to be regulatory in effect.