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Synonyms Virology, Rabies Prophylaxis and Testing;
Additional information Consultation regarding rabies post-exposure, prophylaxis is available from the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Communicable Disease Control Unit between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm weekdays. Call (415) 554-2830. For after hours emergency consultation, contact the San Francisco General Hospital ID Fellow at 443-2847 or the SFDPH, Communicable Disease Control Unit at (415) 554-2830, and follow the prompts to reach the on-call physician.

Human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV) and Human Rabies Immune Globulin (HRIG) are available for sale or replacement on an emergency basis from:

       San Francisco General Hospital:
                Weekdays 8:00 am- 9:00 pm    (415) 206-8981 or  (415) 206-8460

           Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor:   pager (415) 327-0716

          University of California Medical Center:
                    All times:      (415) 353-1028

An animal bite is a reportable condition to the San Francisco Department 
of Public Health, Communicable Disease Control Unit:    (415) 554-2830

      Animal Control:  for animals suspected of having rabies
       24 hr. emergency Animal Control      (415) 554-6364

      San Francisco General Hospital morgue:  animal storage and brain biopsy
          Weekdays 8:00 am – 4:30 pm       (415) 206-8226

          Morgue attendant:
                      Weekdays, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm                  pager: 1-877-4347  
                      Weekends, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm                  pager: (415) 358-2147

Last Updated 2/6/2009 10:19:29 AM
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