For the week of December 19th there was 1 new case of raccoon strain rabies in a raccoon in Niagara.

We are currently at 448 cases of raccoon strain, and 21 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario since December 2015.

Please note: MNRF’s rabies lab will be closed for the week of December 24th and we will resume testing in early January 2019.

Annual Summaries

Numbers in red in all tables are fox strain.

Numbers in black in all tables are raccoon strain.

 2018

 

County Raccoon Skunk Fox Cat Bovine Total
Brant 6 0 0 0 0 6
Haldimand 4 0 0 0 0 4
Halton 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hamilton 29 6 0 0 0 35
Huron 0 1 0 0 0 1
Niagara 10 7 0 0 0 17
Norfolk 1 0 0 0 0 1
Perth 0 0 0 0 1 1
Waterloo 0 1 0 0 0 1
Waterloo 0 2 0 0 0 2
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph 0 3 0 0 0 3
Total Fox Strain 0 6 0 0 1 7
Total Raccoon Strain 50 14 0 0 0 64

Number of DRIT tests: >3,800

Number of baits distributed: 1,444,303

Number of confirmatory tests performed by CFIA (Ontario only): 79

Number of rabies positive terrestrial animals subject to virus variant typing by CFIA (Ontario only): 73