Monthly Meeting: Rachel Gagnon on Rabies Vaccine Baiting

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/14/2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location
Camp Kawartha Environment Centre

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Rabies is a very serious virus that can spread from an infected mammal to other mammals, including humans, pets, livestock and wildlife.  The most common carriers are bats, foxes, raccoons and skunks.  Last summer, MNRF planes dropped 30,000 rabies vaccine baits in the Kingston and Cornwall areas in the hopes that these animals would eat them, thus preventing the spread of the disease.  According to Rachel Gagnon, the goal is to eventually eliminate rabies from the landscape by immunizing enough animals.

Rachel Gagnon is a Rabies Science Transfer Specialist with the Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section of the MNRF.