Ontario Rabies Update for December 13 – 6 New Cases

5 new positive cases of presumed raccoon strain rabies this week, occurring in 2 raccoons and 2 skunks from Hamilton, and 1 raccoon from Brant County.  In addition, 1 new case of presumed fox strain rabies occurring in 1 skunk from Huron County.

We are currently at 382 cases of raccoon strain, and 14 cases of fox strain rabies in Ontario to date.

2017

 

County

Raccoon

Skunk

Fox

Cat

Bovine

Total

Brant

8

0

0

0

0

8

Haldimand

6

2

0

0

0

8

Halton

8

9

0

0

0

17

Hamilton

44

18

0

1

0

63

Huron

0

1

0

0

1

2

Niagara

19

2

0

0

0

21

Perth

0

1

0

0

3

4

Waterloo

0

3

1

0

0

4

Total Fox Strain

0

4

1

0

4

9

Total Raccoon Strain

85

31

0

1

0

117

 

Number of DRIT tests: >3,000

Number of baits distributed: >1.1M

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