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Rabies

Reporting Obligations Confirmed and suspected cases shall be reported to the local Health Unit. NOTE: For reporting of animal bites or other incidents where there is possibility of human exposure to rabies, refer to Animal Exposure Reporting Form below. Epidemiology Aetiologic Agent Rabies disease is caused by the rabies virus; an RNA virus classified in… Continue reading Rabies

Rabies

Animal Bites and Scratches What Do I Do If I Have Been Bitten or Scratched by an Animal? If you have been bitten or scratched by an animal it is important to: Wash the area with soap and water to remove as much of the animal’s saliva as possible. Avoid splashing wash water into your… Continue reading Rabies

Bats and Rabies

July 27, 2020

Health Unit Raises Awareness about Bats and Rabies Approximately three percent of bats carry the rabies virus. The most common signs of rabies in bats are the inability to fly and resting in unusual places such as the ground or floor. It is important to remember many of the bats that get into our homes… Continue reading Bats and Rabies

Rabies Immune Globulin (Rablg) Administration

December 23, 2019 Rabies Immune Globulin (Rablg) Administration Returned to Previous Regular Practices Please be advised that the Ministry of Health has informed health units that the supply of Rabies Immune Globulin (Rablg) has stabilized and immune globulin sparing guidelines no longer apply. Therefore the administration of Immunoglobulin should be returned to previous regular practices… Continue reading Rabies Immune Globulin (Rablg) Administration

2018 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

August 20, 2018 Together with partner veterinarians and municipalities, the Health Unit is offering the community Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties. The Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held on September 12 and 19. To find out locations where clinics will be held, call 1-800-660-5853 or visit the Health Unit’s Low-Cost… Continue reading 2018 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics

August 21, 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics Together with partner veterinarians and municipalities, the Health Unit is offering the community Rabies Vaccination Clinics throughout the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties. The Rabies Vaccination Clinics will be held on September 13 and 20. To find out locations where clinics will be held, call 1-800-660-5853 or visit our… Continue reading 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinics