Rabies

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the central nervous system. The virus is
present primarily in the saliva, brain tissue and spinal fluid of a rabid animal. Rabies can be transmitted
to all mammals and is fatal if not treated immediately. To learn more about rabies check the
Illinois
Department of Public Health Rabies Web Page.

Animals suspected of having rabies should be tested.  The head of the animal must be complete and
intact.  The Fayette County Division of Environmental Health can collect and deliver suspected animals
for testing.
For questions or
concerns, contact the
Environmental Health
Department:

Jodi Cyr, Director
Email or (618) 283-1044