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Rabies cases in Canada 2021

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.

Year to date 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 221 239 159 77 1084 101 67 14 5 19 4 13 2 2005
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic fox 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bat 11 1 5 0 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Bovine 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Cat 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dog 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Llama 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Raccoon 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Red fox 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
Skunk 1 0 1 6 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Total 12 1 6 12 32 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 76

September 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 31 20 12 9 103 17 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 200
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Skunk 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

August 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 57 47 26 5 222 16 8 0 1 3 1 0 1 387
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 2 0 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13
Skunk 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 2 0 0 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

July 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 64 55 29 13 144 15 8 4 1 9 0 0 0 342
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 3 1 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Dog 0 0 0 1 1 Table Notenbsp;1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Raccoon 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Skunk 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Total 4 1 0 3 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

Table Notes

Table Note 1

The ON case was in a recently imported dog infected with a canine rabies virus variant.

Return to table note 1  referrer

June 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 35 48 27 15 177 23 16 2 3 2 0 2 0 350
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Dog 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Llama 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Skunk 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Total 3 0 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

May 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 15 33 16 9 102 9 7 3 0 1 0 0 0 195
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Total 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

April 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 9 21 17 7 93 7 6 1 0 1 1 1 0 164
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dog 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Red fox 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Skunk 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Total 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

March 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 1 4 16 6 90 8 6 1 0 0 0 3 0 135

Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Arctic fox 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bat 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bovine 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Red fox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Skunk 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5

February 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 6 6 11 8 89 3 8 2 0 0 1 1 1 136
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Cat 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

January 2021

Samples submitted
BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Samples submitted 3 5 5 5 64 3 3 0 0 1 1 6 0 96
Rabies cases
Rabies cases BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL NU NT YT Total
Bat 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Bovine 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dog 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Red Fox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Skunk 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6
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