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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, and all suspect cases must be reported to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). 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 on 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.

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

Rabies cases in Canada 2014

Current as of: 2015-01-30

Calendar Year 2014

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Samples Submitted 9529323016890314732331316114
Rabies Cases
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Arctic Fox 1 72
Bat 949 186
Bovine 3
Cat 1 1
Dog 31
Equine 1
Raccoon 1
Red Fox 1 2
Skunk 1011 1
Total 94201518820011050

December 2014

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Samples Submitted 115141054151000201
Rabies Cases
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Bat 1 12
Cat 1
Dog 1
Skunk 14
Total 0024130000100

November 2014

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Samples Submitted 2916103972010301
Rabies cases
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Bat 2 2
Arctic Fox 1 2
Skunk 21
Dog 1
Total 0041210000300

October 2014

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Samples Submitted 630261339116001010
Rabies cases
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Bat 212 21
Equine 1
Skunk 3 1
Total 2160211000000

September 2014

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Samples Submitted 2437151869140112020
Rabies cases
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Bat 211 2
Cat 1
Skunk 11
Total 2122200000000

August 2014

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Samples Submitted 30422612160144015001
Rabies cases
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Bat 41 31
Total 4100310000000

July 2014

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Samples Submitted 134731108684003010
Rabies cases
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Bat 112 3
Red Fox 1
Skunk 1
Total 1121300001000

June 2014

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Samples Submitted 6321256055000100
Rabies cases
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Bat 21
Bovine 1
Raccoon 1
Total 0001211000000

May 2014

Samples Submitted
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Samples Submitted 54723172262001211
Rabies cases
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Arctic Fox 1
Bat 21
Skunk 11
Total 0011210000100

April 2014

Samples Submitted
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Samples Submitted 3132083171000300
Rabies cases
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Arctic Fox 2
Total 0000000000200

March 2014

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Samples Submitted 371613103153000210
Rabies cases
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Arctic Fox 1
Bat 2
Bovine 1
Total 0021000000100

February 2014

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Samples Submitted 071419101222101220
Rabies cases
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Arctic Fox 1
Dog 1
Red Fox 1
Skunk 22
Total 0022000000120

January 2014

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Samples Submitted 271733137232100130
Rabies cases
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Arctic Fox 2
Bat 1
Bovine 1
Dog 1
Red Fox 1
Skunk 1
Total 0002100000130
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