Date: May 22, 2019

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Rabies in Ontario

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, February 23, 2018 1:30 PM

There are three strains of rabies in Ontario:

  • Arctic fox (carried mainly by red foxes and skunks)
  • Raccoon
  • Bat

The raccoon strain rabies, previously eliminated in Ontario (2005), resurfaced in the Hamilton area in December 2015.

  • Hundreds of cases identified in raccoons, skunks, and cats
  • Vaccine baiting programs work to control the spread of raccoon rabies

Visit the website rabies in wildlife for more information or  call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331 or toll free 1-800-667-1839.

*The Hamilton area outbreak is responsible for the large increase between 2015 and 2017.

Year Number of Rabies Positive Animals
2017 149
2016 288*
2015 24
2014 18
2013 28
2012 28
2011 26
2010 39

For the latest update go to Positive Rabies in Ontario and Canada.