RABIES in ONTARIO

RABIES Update for March 29 2017

Rabies continues to spread through Ontario, mainly the Raccoon strain.  Here is an update on the situation on rabies in Ontario from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) as of March 29, 2017.

OMNRF are reporting 1 new case of raccoon strain rabies from the previous week, occurring in a raccoon from Haldimand.  As of March 29, 2017, there have been a total of 295 cases of raccoon strain and 8 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario. Hamilton has been the hardest his area with a total of 232 cases of Racccoon Rabies.

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Frequently Asked Questions About RABIES

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Rabies has been spreading through Ontario, with the largest outbreak occuring in the Hamilton area. If you are concerned about an animal acting strange in your neighbourhood, call us toll free at 1-855-393-4295 or email us at hawkeye@hawkeye.ca

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RABIES Epidemic In Hamilton

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The rabies outbreak in Hamilton won't be ending any time soon. Hamilton's Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jessica Hopkins, has said that it will take three to five years for the vaccinations to effectively work their way through the population to control the current rabies outbreak. 

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RABIES in dogs

On February 6th, 2017, health Officials in Hamilton announced the confirmation of rabies in a domestic cat.  This is the second case of rabies found in a domestic animal in over 20 years.  Since 2015, close to 300 animals have tested positive in Hamilton for rabies.

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