Ontario Rabies Update for August 23 – 3 New Cases


2 new cases of presumed raccoon strain and 1 case of presumed fox strain rabies this week.  The raccoon strain cases are from 2 raccoons in the Hamilton area, and the fox strain case is from a skunk in Perth County.

 

We are currently at 354 cases of raccoon strain, and 11 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario to date.

 

 2017

 

County

Raccoon

Skunk

Fox

Cat

Bovine

Total

Brant

6

0

0

0

0

6

Haldimand

5

1

0

0

0

6

Halton

5

8

0

0

0

13

Hamilton

33

15

0

1

0

49

Huron

0

0

0

0

1

1

Niagara

13

2

0

0

0

15

Perth

0

1

0

0

3

4

Waterloo

0

1

1

0

0

2

Total Fox Strain

0

2

1

0

4

7

Total Raccoon Strain

62

26

0

1

0

89

 

 

Number of DRIT tests: >2,500

Number of baits distributed: >150,000

2016

 

County

Raccoon

Skunk

Fox

Cat

Llama

Bovine

Total

Brant

11

1

0

0

0

0

12

Haldimand

17

0

0

0

1

0

18

Halton

7

2

0

0

0

0

9

Hamilton

126

76

1

1

0

0

204

Huron

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Niagara

10

2

0

0

0

0

12

Perth

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

Total Fox Strain

0

2

0

0

0

1

3

Total Raccoon Strain

171

81

1

1

1

0

255

Number of DRIT tests: >4,500

Number of baits distributed: >1.6 million

2015 (December only)

 

County

Raccoon

Bovine

Total

Haldimand

1

0

1

Hamilton

9

0

9

Perth

0

1

1

Total Fox Strain

0

1

1

Total Raccoon Strain

10

0

10

Number of DRIT tests: >150

Number of baits distributed: ~220,000