Category: Rabies

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,...

Rabies in two big brown bats in Saskatchewan 4

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...

Ontario continues efforts to control rabies in wildlife 3

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...

Outbreak of Rabies Cases in Northern Quebec’s Arctic Fox 1

Outbreak of Rabies Cases in Northern Quebec’s Arctic Fox

Rabies is a deadly disease of mammals, including human beings. It is maintained in various populations of wild and feral carnivores all over the world. A variant of the rabies virus, adapted to foxes,...

Rabies Vaccination of Raccoons and Skunks in N. B. 0

Rabies Vaccination of Raccoons and Skunks in N. B.

On October 8-10th of 2008, wildlife pathologist Dr. Scott McBurney and technician Darlene Weeks volunteered with the New Brunswick Department of Health on their Wildlife Rabies Control Program. Rabies is an infectious and fatal...