Animal Bites

Animal Bites: Reporting and Rabies

dog-biteAll mammal bites to humans need to be reported within one local public health authority working day. All reports should be made using the Jackson County Animal Bite Reporting Form.  These reports enable Jackson County Public Health and Animal Services staff to conduct their investigation.

If you have questions regarding rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, please contact Jackson County Public Health 24/7 at 541-526-9251
Our goal is not only to prevent human rabies but to avoid unwarranted rabies post-exposure prophylaxis.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns about a bite.  Aside from consultative services, we can facilitate testing animals for rabies, which may negate the need for rabies post-exposure prophylaxis.