Six more rabies cases surface in the Hamilton area as province launches new vaccine bait assault

News Mar 31, 2016 by Mark McNeil The Hamilton Spectator

Six new animal rabies cases have surfaced in the Hamilton area as the province launches a massive anti-raccoon rabies vaccine campaign Friday.

The new rabies discoveries increase the total number of cases to 76 — 52 raccoons and 24 skunks. All of the animals were found in the Hamilton area, Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara region.

Ministry of Natural Resources officials on Thursday announced details of its vaccine baiting program that will take place in the Stratford and Golden Horseshoe areas. At different points this month, ministry officials will use a helicopter or Twin Otter plane to spread the baits. As well, they will be distributed by hand.

The baits are flavoured and if eaten will immunize most skunks, foxes and raccoons, the ministry says. They are small and khaki green in colour with a toll-free government phone number printed on them.

The ministry is asking that people don't disturb baits they may come upon.

More than 219,000 baits were distributed in the Hamilton area last year.

mmcneil@thespec.com

905-526-4687 | @Markatthespec

Six more rabies cases surface in the Hamilton area as province launches new vaccine bait assault

News Mar 31, 2016 by Mark McNeil The Hamilton Spectator

Six new animal rabies cases have surfaced in the Hamilton area as the province launches a massive anti-raccoon rabies vaccine campaign Friday.

The new rabies discoveries increase the total number of cases to 76 — 52 raccoons and 24 skunks. All of the animals were found in the Hamilton area, Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara region.

Ministry of Natural Resources officials on Thursday announced details of its vaccine baiting program that will take place in the Stratford and Golden Horseshoe areas. At different points this month, ministry officials will use a helicopter or Twin Otter plane to spread the baits. As well, they will be distributed by hand.

The baits are flavoured and if eaten will immunize most skunks, foxes and raccoons, the ministry says. They are small and khaki green in colour with a toll-free government phone number printed on them.

The ministry is asking that people don't disturb baits they may come upon.

More than 219,000 baits were distributed in the Hamilton area last year.

mmcneil@thespec.com

905-526-4687 | @Markatthespec

Six more rabies cases surface in the Hamilton area as province launches new vaccine bait assault

News Mar 31, 2016 by Mark McNeil The Hamilton Spectator

Six new animal rabies cases have surfaced in the Hamilton area as the province launches a massive anti-raccoon rabies vaccine campaign Friday.

The new rabies discoveries increase the total number of cases to 76 — 52 raccoons and 24 skunks. All of the animals were found in the Hamilton area, Haldimand-Norfolk and Niagara region.

Ministry of Natural Resources officials on Thursday announced details of its vaccine baiting program that will take place in the Stratford and Golden Horseshoe areas. At different points this month, ministry officials will use a helicopter or Twin Otter plane to spread the baits. As well, they will be distributed by hand.

The baits are flavoured and if eaten will immunize most skunks, foxes and raccoons, the ministry says. They are small and khaki green in colour with a toll-free government phone number printed on them.

The ministry is asking that people don't disturb baits they may come upon.

More than 219,000 baits were distributed in the Hamilton area last year.

mmcneil@thespec.com

905-526-4687 | @Markatthespec