The Zoonosis Control Division promotes public health through prevention and control of diseases transmissible from animals to man.
The Zoonosis Control Division provides the following services:
- investigation and surveillance of reported zoonotic diseases in animals and humans;
- collection of biological specimens for disease surveillance;
- participation of the Rapid Response Team in emerging disease surveillance case field investigations;
- identification of various rabies virus strains in submitted specimans;
- provision of human rabies biologicals;
- regulation and inspection of rabies quarantine facilities;
- training of Animal Control Officers; and
- implementation of the Oral Rabies Vaccination Program for wildlife.