Rabies Exposure

Bats are the only known reservoir of rabies in BC. Outside of BC, wild and domestic animals may harbor rabies, and rabies post-exposure prophylaxis should be considered on an indiviudal basis. Rabies exposures are managed by the public health unit in the area where the client resides (Regional CD team will follow-up for Vancouver only). Every potential exposure to rabies requires review with an MHO.

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Communicable Disease Control Manual


Follow Up Required

Report to: Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer



Includes clinical or practice updates/changes regarding the disease for the past six months. These updates may not have been noted in the SOPs or guidelines. Any updates older than six months will be archived on this page.