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Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Diagnostic Testing and Results for Animals Suspected Having Rabies

Rabies is a fatal disease that can be transmitted from animals, specifically mammals, to people. The virus is often transmitted from the bite of an infected animal; it infects the nervous system causing disease in the brain and then death. Public health and animal health officials work together to prevent this disease in humans and animals. The Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory conducts animal rabies testing for the state of Kansas. Laboratory-confirmed rabid animals are reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Infectious Disease and a follow-up investigation is conducted for each case. 

For questions regarding rabies diagnostic testing, contact the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory at 785-532-4483. For more information or questions regarding rabies exposure assessment, or to report a suspect rabid animal, contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Response section at 1-877-427-7317.

The tables and map below provide updated data of the previous quarter's positives for Kansas. Click HERE for a PDF of this information.

results by speciespositives by speciesrabies test results

The tables and map below provide updated data of the previous quarter's positives for Nebraska. Click HERE for a PDF of this information.

results by speciespositives by speciesrabies test results

Data is also available for years back to 1995 by clicking HERE.