Weekly Disease Surveillance Scan (Apr 2-8)

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General / One Health

Check out the annual report for 2017 from the Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses (CPHAZ)

Our latest podcast features OMAFRA’s Dr. Maureen Anderson, discussing the history of rabies in Ontario, the current situation, what you can do as a pet owner or vet if you think a pet has come in contact with a rabid animal.

Latest Ontario Rabies Map – 2 new cases this week: Raccoon strain rabies found in Hamilton and 1 fox strain case in one skunk in Waterloo.

Companion Animals

Dogs, humans may be at risk from a new form of tapeworm: Since 2012, five dogs in southern Ontario have been diagnosed with the larval stage of a small tapeworm called Echinococcus multilocularis (EM).


The Importance Of Vaccination in horses – Only vaccination can prevent death from certain diseases, such as rabies, which has seen its fair share of announcements of late in certain parts of Canada.

Small Ruminants

Next steps after sheep, goats test positive for pathogen – Some of Alaska’s wild sheep and goat populations are infected with a bacterium game managers and hunters have been nervous about, though the implications aren’t quite clear yet.


PED revisited – how did Manitoba cope in 2017?

Influenza A in swine continues to plague producers; strides being made