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In Canada and Ontario
Did you know that rabies cases in animals peak during the summer months? Last year (2019) in Canada there were 116 animals that tested positive for rabies and 65 of those animals were in Ontario. This includes 41 bats, 13 skunks, 9 raccoons, 1 dog and 1 cat. These numbers are down compared to the 183 rabies cases in 2018. See Canadian Food Inspection Agency for up-to-date confirmed rabies cases in Canada by province.
In Windsor-Essex County
The last confirmed case of rabies in Windsor- Essex County was identified in the summer of 2008 in a bat. The last case of rabies in a land animal in Windsor- Essex County was a red fox in 1994. If new cases of rabies are confirmed in our area, The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will release this information on our website.