Provincial Rabies Management Program - 2014 Rabies Surveillance Data

Rabies is a viral disease that attacks the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. Once clinical signs appear, rabies is almost always fatal in animals and people. In Manitoba, the animals that most often transmit rabies are skunks, cows and foxes.

In Manitoba, rabies is reportable under the Public Health Act and the Animal Diseases Act and all suspect cases must be reported to Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Federally, rabies is reportable under the Health of Animals Act. All suspect rabies cases are verified in a Canadian Food Inspection Agency rabies laboratory.


Animal Rabies Cases in Manitoba for April 1, 2014 through to December 31, 2014

Samples Submitted

 

Southern Health Santé Sud

Prairie Mountain Health

Interlake Eastern

Northern Health Region

WRHA

FNIH

Total

Number of samples submitted

32

17

27

3

20

7

106

Number of samples that tested positive

9

0

1

0

0

0

10

Positive Rabies Cases by Species

 

Southern Health Santé Sud

Prairie Mountain Health

Interlake Eastern

Northern Health Region

WRHA

FNIH

Total

Striped skunk

7

1

8

Bat

Other wildlife

Cat

1

1

Dog

Bovine

1

1

Equine

Other domestic

Total

9

1

10


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