Animal Bite / Rabies Protection
All animal bites (or exposures such as scratches which draw blood) must be reported to the health department. Bites from domestic, owned animals result in that animal being placed under quarantine for a 10 day time period to observe the health and behavior of that animal. The health department issues the quarantine order, and checks on the status of rabies vaccination. Bites from wild animals often result in testing of the animal for rabies (if the animal is available for testing). The health department arranges for the testing by sending specimens to the Ohio Department of Health laboratory.
To download a copy of the animal bite report form click here: Animal Bite Report Form
The Ohio Department of Health has information regarding rabies on their website. The link to their homepage is http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/dis/zoonoses/rabies/rab1.aspx