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Evaluation and Treatment

How to evaluate the exposure based on animal species

To aid you in assessing patients for human exposure to rabies, please view the following:

Animal exposure decision flowcharts

View IDPH Rabies Exposure and Treatment Information for Physicians webinar here for instructions on when to treat and when not to treat patients for rabies exposure.View Here

Contact CCDPH for Consultation

CCDPH provides consultation to help healthcare providers, veterinarians, and the general public to determine whether a potential exposure occurred. The Communcable Disease unit may be reached:

  • During business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) at: (708) 836-8699
  • After hours (4:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.) at: (708) 633-4000 and follow the prompts.