5.4.4. How do we dispose of animals that have died of rabies?

If possible remove the brain or parts of the brain or decapitate the animal first and send the samples/head to the laboratory for examination as soon as you can. Laboratory confirmation of cases is critical for accurate surveillance and has implications for disease control responses. Click here to access the protocol for sample collection. The rest of the body should be incinerated or buried.

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