Category: Rabies

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Raccoon Rabies in Ontario

Rabies virus occurs in a variety of strains, each associated with a preferred mammalian host. Ontario was the site, for many years, of an ongoing epizootic of arctic fox strain rabies virus, which was...

Rabies and Bat Education 0

Rabies and Bat Education

  As the weather starts to turn colder animals begin to migrate or find warm places to hibernate. This is true of some species of bats like the Big Brown Bat who will often...

Quebec Rabies Surveillance Report 0

Quebec Rabies Surveillance Report

Quebec is conducting an active surveillance program for rabies, particularly the raccoon strain that is present across the border in the United States. Here is an update on this program as of August 22,...

Rabies in a Raccoon in New Brunswick 0

Rabies in a Raccoon in New Brunswick

On June 2nd of this year, a raccoon from St. Stephen, New Brunswick, tested positive for the raccoon variant of rabies.  The raccoon rabies variant was last detected in New Brunswick in May 2002,...

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Rabies in two big brown bats in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Western and Northern Region, recently had two interesting big brown bat submissions. One bat had been submitted to a rehabilitation facility in October 2013 after being found on...

Raccoon rabies – Citizen-based surveillance is a success 4

Raccoon rabies – Citizen-based surveillance is a success

Rabies is an important health concern for humans, domestic animals and wildlife throughout Canada.  In 2006, the province of Québec launched a major initiative to eliminate raccoon rabies since its initial discovery in southern...

A rabid deer in Minnesota – a reminder for rabies awareness 0

A rabid deer in Minnesota – a reminder for rabies awareness

In early November, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources received reports of a deer that was behaving strangely.  It was later found dead, was taken in for diagnostic testing and was found to have...

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Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife

Ontario has continued with one of the most successful wildlife rabies eradication programs in North America by distributing 385,000 wildlife baits containing rabies vaccine this summer. The vaccine helps to control the spread of...