Archived - 2018 Rabies in Canada

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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 Canada, the animals that most often transmit rabies are bats, skunks and foxes.

Rabies is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Act. All suspect cases must be reported to the province for follow-up. All suspect rabies cases are verified in a CFIA rabies laboratory.

This table lists the number of confirmed rabies cases in Canada this year, by month.

This table is updated by the 28th day of each month. If the 28th day falls on a weekend or a holiday the table will be updated the next business day.

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Prior to 2014, the CFIA reported rabies cases detected in Canada on a quarterly basis.

Rabies cases in Canada 2018

Calendar Year 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 131 420 276 153 1570 140 76 13 5 31 23 2 2 2842
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1 3 11 15
Bat 10 9 5 31 3 4 62
Bovine 1 1 2
Caprine 1 1
Cat 1 1
Dog 3 2 3 2 10
Raccoon 50 50
Red Fox 1 2 1 1 5
Skunk 7 8 22 37
Total 10 10 15 14 104 11 4 0 0 1 14 0 0 183

December 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 3 14 13 7 102 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 151
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1   1
Dog 1   1   2
Raccoon 2 2
Skunk 1 1 2 4
Total 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

November 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 1 19 13 11 83 3 13 0 0 1 1 0 0 145
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1 1
Bat 3 1 4
Bovine 1 1
Cat 1 1
Raccoon 4 4
Skunk 1 3 4
Total 0 1 0 2 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 15

October 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 11 54 17 14 112 9 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 231
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 1 5 1 7
Dog 1 1
Raccoon 4 4
Skunk 3 3
Total 0 1 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 15

September 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 19 53 24 11 114 8 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 239
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 1 4 2 4 11
Dog 1 1
Raccoon 5 5
Skunk 1 1 2
Total 1 4 3 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

August 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 31 104 42 20 281 27 5 2 1 18 0 0 1 532
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 2 3 8 1 14
Raccoon 7 7
Red Fox 1 1
Skunk 1 3 4
Total 2 3 0 1 18 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 26

July 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 24 38 18 15 173 15 9 1 1 2 1 0 0 297
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 3 1 1 2 1 8
Bovine 1 1
Raccoon 7 7
Skunk 1 1
Total 3 1 1 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17

June 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 18 36 30 14 176 17 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 299
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 3 1 1 5
Dog 1 1
Raccoon 5 5
Skunk 2 2
Total 3 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13

May 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 8 56 30 14 146 10 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 275
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1 1
Bat 2 3 1 6
Raccoon 3 3
Red Fox 1 1
Skunk 1 1
Total 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 12

April 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 6 16 24 16 108 16 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 197
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 3 3
Bat 1 1 2
Caprine 1 1
Dog 1 1
Raccoon 2 2
Skunk 4 3 2 9
Total 1 0 4 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 18

March 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 2 9 28 10 86 8 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 154
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1 1 3 5
Raccoon 5 5
Skunk 1 3 4
Total 0 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 14

February 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 4 6 23 8 86 14 9 0 0 1 4 2 0 157
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 1 1 2
Bat 1 1
Dog 1 1
Raccoon 3 3
Red Fox 1 2 3
Skunk 1 1
Total 0 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 11

January 2018

Samples Submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples Submitted 4 15 14 13 103 7 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 165
Rabies Cases
Rabies Cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic Fox 2 2
Bat 3 1 4
Dog 2 1 3
Raccoon 3 3
Skunk 2 2
Total 0 0 2 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 14
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