Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

Rabies confirmed in Taloyoak

March 05, 2019

Public Health Advisory

Rabies confirmed in Taloyoak

The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Taloyoak that dogs and foxes have tested positive for rabies. Residents are asked to be on the lookout for foxes in your area.

If you have been bitten or scratched by a fox or a dog, go to the health centre and report the incident immediately. Treatment must be started quickly. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange noises, these could be signs of rabies. Avoid the animal and report it to conservation officer.

A fox that is sick may appear friendly. Children should not play with foxes or other wildlife. Monitor domestic animals that are tied up outside for changes in behavior and signs of rabies.

Rabies is commonly found in foxes and wolves in Nunavut, and can spread to dogs when they are bitten by a rabid fox or wolf. Rabies can be passed onto people when an infected animal bites, scratches or licks them. A person can get rabies when handling/skinning infected animals.

If you see a fox or wolf wandering around the community, or if your dog had contact with a fox or wolf, call the Conservation Officer at 867-561-6231 or the Environmental Health Officer at 867-983-4236, immediately.

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Media Contact:

Sara Arsenault
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5949
[email protected]

NT4

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