As expected, rabies continues to be an issue in Ontario following the emergence of raccoon rabies in the Hamilton area in late 2015, and a separate emergence of fox rabies northwest of there around the same time. Hopefully raccoon rabies will be eradicated, as it was the first time it entered the province (1999-2005), but it’s a multi-year (and expensive) process.

Here are the latest rabies case maps and control areas.  Case maps are posted weekly on the OMAFRA rabies website, the Ontario Animal Health Network and