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We investigate and monitor reported animal-inflicted injuries to humans such as bites, scratches or other exposures. We also act as a consultant to the medical community and the general public regarding potential life threatening zoonoses. Fortunately, by taking a few simple precautions, it is easy to prevent rabies. Learn about preventing rabies and precautions to take if you or your pet is bitten.
Medical providers in Mecklenburg County should fax animal bite reports within 24 hours to fax number (704-423-9400).
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.