Health Department

RaccoonsAnimal/Insect-borne diseases currently addressed at Erie County Department of Health include: Rabies, Lyme Disease, and West Nile Virus.


  • The Rabies Control Program, described in the Rabies Prevention Guide, is designed to prevent human rabies.
  • Rabies vaccination of pets and certain wildlife is encouraged through other agencies.
  • Animal bite prevention is promoted through education and the community coalition: Preventing Animal Attacks thorough Education (PAAWE).
  • The Health Department identifies tick species and provides the public with information on Lyme disease.
  • The Health Department conducts mosquito surveillance, collects mosquitoes, and provides mosquito control, when necessary, to control West Nile Virus.
  • Surveillance of human cases of other arboviruses is conducted.



Erie County Courthouse - 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501 - (814) 451-6000 - TDD Phone: (814) 451-6237 - Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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