Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Rabies is rare in the United States and Canada. It is known to be primarily a disease of
If a fire fighter is bitten or scratched by a wild animal or stray domestic
animal, he or she should seek medical evaluation immediately. The wound
also should be attended to immediately with a thorough cleaning and flushing.
The animal should be isolated by the proper agency for evaluation of the
presence of the rabies virus.