Report from Rachel Gagnon | Rabies Science Transfer Specialist

Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

For the week of November 14th  there were 2 new cases of raccoon strain rabies in 2 raccoons in Hamilton and Brant County detected.

We are currently at 442 cases of raccoon strain, and 20 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario since December 2015.

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

27

6

0

0

0

33

Huron

0

1

0

0

0

1

Niagara

9

5

0

0

0

14

Norfolk

1

0

0

0

0

1

Perth

0

0

0

0

1

1

Waterloo

0

2

0

0

0

2

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

0

2

0

0

0

2

Total Fox Strain

0

5

0

0

1

6

Total Raccoon Strain

47

11

0

0

0

58

Number of DRIT tests: >3,400

Number of baits distributed: 1,380,874

Number of confirmatory tests performed by CFIA (Ontario only): 73

Number of rabies positive terrestrial animals subject to virus variant typing by CFIA (Ontario only): 64