A sixth raccoon has tested positive for Rabies in the Hamilton area. The raccoon was found near where a previously positive raccoon was picked up off Dickenson Raod ealier this month. The Ministry of Natural Resources released a map showing high and low density Rabies vaccine baiting areas. The map, published in the Hamilton Spectator on December 18, 2015 is shown below:
The strain of Rabies is known as the South Atlantic/Florida strain. Ministry officials have been trying to keep the disease out of Ontario by using bait near the border, among other measures. Since the strain has been recently identified in Ontario again, baiting will continue at least until of the year.
To read the full article please visit the Hamilton Spectator: Province trying to prevent raccoon rabies epidemic.