Rabies is a disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. It is almost always fatal if symptoms appear. Rabies can be prevented in persons who have come into contact with the virus through prompt administration of anti-rabies vaccine. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health provides rabies risk assessments and arranges appropriate treatment when treatment is necessary.
Report a Suspected Rabies Case
To report a suspected rabies case or to receive a rabies assessment call the Maricopa County Department of Public Health at 602-747-7500 (24 hours a day).