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Rabies is Active in Ontario: 400 cases!

Despite a lot of efforts to limit the spread, Rabies remains to be very active in Ontario. Since December 2015, there have been 400 cases of raccoon rabies in Hamilton and surrounding areas. The affected animals were raccoons and skunks, but also two cats, one red fox and one llama. Rabies is slowly spread by infected animals and 17 cases … Read More »

Rabies in Ontario

In 2016, there were 288 cases of rabies confirmed in Ontario compared to 24 in 2015. The map identifies areas where positive rabies cases have been found, using information reported by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Cases of raccoon strain rabies were initially confirmed in the Hamilton area. Ontario wildlife officers (had to) blitz parts of Hamilton in an effort … Read More »

Wildlife rabies baiting in Ontario

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has launched a larger annual rabies vaccination bait drop program across southwestern Ontario to combat this year’s increase in the number of cases. Throughout the summer and fall, rabies vaccine baiting took place in the Stratford area and the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Baits were dropped by helicopter in Brantford, Hamilton and Burlington in … Read More »

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