Halton reports 10th case of raccoon strain rabies
BURLINGTON — Halton Region is reporting the 10th confirmed case of raccoon strain rabies in Burlington since October 2016 when the first case surfaced.
The health department received test results from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Feb. 13 confirming that a skunk found in Burlington had a raccoon strain of rabies.
No other details were available about the latest case.
The Health Department is reminding residents to avoid contact with raccoons, skunks and other wild animals.
Hamilton has seen far more cases of raccoon strain rabies. Since 2015, 224 animals have been found with the strain, including 140 raccoons, 81 skunks, two cats and one fox.