Date: September 19, 2017

Mainly cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 26. Humidex 31. UV index 5 or moderate.

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Rabies in Lambton County

This page was reviewed or revised on Friday, March 10, 2017 12:26 PM

Rabies control statistics for Lambton County:

2016

  • 1 bat tested positive for rabies
  • 346 animal exposure investigations
  • 35 people received post-exposure rabies vaccine
  • 35 compulsory rabies vaccination letters issued to pet owners whose pets were involved in biting incidents

2015

  • Zero rabies positive animals in Lambton County
  • 374 animal exposure investigations
  • 40 people received post-exposure rabies vaccine
  • 63 compulsory rabies vaccination letters issued to pet owners whose pets were involved in biting incidents

2014

  • Zero rabies positive animals in Lambton County
  • 373 animal exposure investigations
  • 52 people received post-exposure rabies vaccine
  • 67 compulsory rabies vaccination letters issued to pet owners whose pets were involved in biting incidents

2013

  • 3 bats tested positive for rabies
  • 346 animal exposure investigations
  • 21 people received post-exposure rabies vaccine
  • 46 compulsory rabies vaccination letters issued to pet owners whose pets were involved in biting incidents

Rabies control statistics in Ontario

What can be done to prevent rabies?

Make sure pets are vaccinated in consultation with your veterinarian. Don't let pets run free in the neighbourhood and keep them indoors at night. Stay away from dogs and cats you don't know or that act strangely. Stay away from wild animals.

More prevention tips from Lambton Public Health.