FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Epidemiology
Over 2500 animal bite incidents involving possible human exposure to rabies are investigated each year. Through close work with Pinellas County Animal Services, animals must be located and quarantined. Appropriate animal specimens are examined by a state laboratory for rabies. Victims and the public are alerted to positive cases of rabies. The department is also involved in the periodic dissemination of rabies wildlife vaccine bait blocks.