If you're bitten or scratched by a wild, stray or unvaccinated animal, care for the wound properly and contact your health care provider. The health care provider is required to report the incident to DHEC.
If your child is bitten and you do not seek medical treatment for the wound, you are required to contact your regional DHEC Public Health Services office or use the Animal Bite Incident Report link to report the bite directly to DHEC by the end of the following business day.
Healthcare Providers and Veterinarians:
- Consult with DHEC when evaluating possible rabies exposures.
- See: When a Person is Exposed to an Animal Suspected of Rabies (pdf)
- See: When a Pet or Livestock is Exposed to a Wild Animal Suspected of Rabies (pdf)
- Report all animal bites to DHEC.